Seven Samford Players Selected in 2012 MLB Draft

Posted by Joey Mullins on 2012-06-06

 A record number of Samford University baseball players -- seven -- were selected in the 2012 Major League Baseball draft that concluded June 6.

Brandon Miller, who is leading the nation in home runs this season, was selected in the 4th round by the Washington Nationals. It was the highest draft selection ever by a Samford player.

Others selected in the draft were Charles Basford, Joseph Burns, Saxon Butler, Josh Martin, Lex Rutledge and Tyler Vanderheiden. All played key roles in Samford's 2012 Southern Conference championship season and first-ever NCAA postseason tournament appearance.

Miller story

Rutledge story

Martin story

Final day story

Samford Baseball

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ABOUT SAMFORD UNIVERSITY -- Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 3rd among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,509 students from 45 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.