June 5, 2012
WACO, Texas – Baylor junior first baseman Max Muncy, senior catcher Josh Ludy and junior center fielder Logan Vick were selected on the second day of the 2012 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday.
Muncy was selected in the fifth round by the Oakland Athletics, Ludy was picked in the eighth round by the Philadelphia Phillies, and Vick went in the 11th round to the Cleveland Indians. Rounds 16-50 of the draft will be held Wednesday.
Muncy is the first Baylor player to be drafted by the Athletics since Trent Weaver went in the 29th round of the 1989 draft, Ludy is the first Bear to be taken by the Phillies since Craig Fritsch was chosen in the 16th round in 2010, and Vick is the first BU player selected by the Indians since Raynor Campbell in the 31st round of 2010.
With the three selections, Baylor has now had multiple draft picks in 14 of the last 15 MLB drafts and at least one Bear has been chosen in every draft since 1991. The Bears have had 120 total draft selections in program history.
As juniors, Muncy and Vick will have until July 13 to decide whether to sign professional contracts or return to Baylor for their senior seasons. Ludy doesn’t have a signing deadline because he is in the final season of his collegiate eligibility.
Muncy, a two-time first-team All-Big 12 honoree, is a career .311 hitter with 38 doubles, six triples, 27 home runs, 151 RBI, 140 runs scored and 18 stolen bases in 181 games in three seasons at Baylor. He has started 145 consecutive games at first base and is Baylor’s career leader with 1,623 putouts.
Ludy, the 2012 Big 12 Player of the Year and a third-team All-American, has turned in one of the best senior seasons in program history. Entering the Waco Super Regional, he leads the Big 12 with 15 home runs and 69 RBI, and his .368 batting average is third in the league. Ludy has started behind the plate in 59 of Baylor’s 63 games this season, including every conference and postseason game.
Vick is a first-team All-Big 12 center fielder and third-team All-American. He has started 61 games and is hitting .344 with a Big 12-best 25 doubles, 46 runs scored, 39 RBI and 17 stolen bases this season. His 25 doubles are one shy of the Baylor single-season record, and he holds Baylor’s single-season walks record with 59 in his 2010 Freshman All-American season. A career .302 hitter, Vick has 46 doubles, 130 walks and a .420 on-base percentage in 168 games over three seasons.
Baylor has now had multiple selections in the top 10 rounds in eight of the last 15 seasons. Muncy was a 41st-round draft pick of the Indians out of high school in 2009, but he elected to play collegiately at Baylor. Ludy and Vick were undrafted out of high school.
The Bears return to action when they host Arkansas for the 2012 Waco Super Regional, which is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. Saturday at Baylor Ballpark. Game two is slated for 3 p.m. Sunday, and if necessary, the third and final game will be played at 3 p.m. Monday. The first two games of the Super Regional will be televised on ESPNUHD, and the finale will be shown on ESPN2HD. For more information, visit www.baylorbears.com/wacosuper.