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Megill Nabbed by Cardinals in Third Round

Trevor Megill was taken by the St. Louis Cardinals in the third round of the 2014 MLB Draft.
Trevor Megill was taken by the St. Louis Cardinals in the third round of the 2014 MLB Draft.

June 6, 2014

The St. Louis Cardinals selected LMU right-hander Trevor Megill with the 104th overall pick in the third round of the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft on Friday. Megill's third-round selection is the highest for LMU since LMU had a player drafted in each of the first three rounds of the 2000 draft (Billy Traber - 1st round, Michael Schultz - 2nd round, Scott Walter - 3rd round).

Megill did not appear in a game for LMU after having off-season Tommy John surgery, but scouts got a glimpse of his post-surgery abilities after he began to throw bullpens down the stretch. The 6'8 right-hander was a preseason All-WCC selection in 2013 after earning a spot on the WCC honorable mention and All-Freshman teams following his freshman year in 2012. As a sophomore, Megill made seven starts and eight appearances, finishing the season with a 3-3 record and 2.72 ERA. He tossed 43 innings and struck out 45 hitters with only 11 walks (4.09 strikeout/walk ratio) while holding opponents to a .188 batting average.

Graduating early from high school to attend LMU, Megill burst onto the scene and was inserted right into the rotation as a freshman. The native of Huntington Beach, Calif. posted a 5-8 record and a 3.57 ERA over 15 starts and 90.2 innings of work serving as LMU's Saturday starter in his inaugural campaign. The team-leader with 82 strikeouts as a freshman, he pitched to a 1.29 WHIP and 8.14 strikeouts per nine innings over the course of the year.

The MLB Draft continues tomorrow at 10 am PT with rounds 11-40.

 

 

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