Three Wright State players were selected on Day 2 of the Major League Baseball Draft.
Junior outfielder Peyton Burdick, junior third baseman Seth Gray and senior outfielder J.D. Orr were drafted in the third, fourth and 10th rounds, respectively.
Burdick was taken with the 81st overall pick by the Miami Marlins. Gray was the 119th overall pick by the Minnesota Twins. Orr was the 291st pick by the Marlins.
All three players played a big role in the Raiders winning the Horizon League regular season title this season for the third time in four years.
Burdick, 6-foot, 210 pounds, was named the Horizon League Player of the Year after hitting .407 with 15 home runs and 72 RBIs in 59 games. He led the Raiders in those three categories and hits (87), slugging percentage (.729) and on-base percentage (.538).
A native of Batavia, Ohio, Burdick was named a second-team All American last week by Collegiate Baseball.
Gray, a Springfield Shawnee grad, hit .351 with 11 home runs and 70 RBIs in 59 games this season. Gray (6-3, 205) was a first-team, All-Horizon league pick this season.
Orr, a native of Mount Vernon, Ohio, is the Raiders’ all-time leader in stolen bases with 118. This season he totaled 60 steals. The 5-11, 185-pounder also hit .326 and led the team in runs scored (83).
Burdick, Gray and Orr raise the Raiders’ number of players drafted to 36.
The third and final day of the MLB Draft (Rounds 11-40) will begin at noon, Wednesday.
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