June 5, 2012
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Recent Boston College graduate Anthony Melchionda was drafted 22nd in the 14th round, 450th overall, by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft. The infielder from Braintree, Mass., was the first player from the Eagles (22-33, 10-20 ACC) to be drafted this season.
Melchionda, who was voted a captain before the start of the season, was an All-Atlantic Coast Conference Second-Team selection and a New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association All-Star in 2012. He started in 53 games for the Eagles in 2012 and was named ACC Player of the Week twice. He led the team in runs scored (39) and was second in batting average (.310), slugging percentage (.476), on- base percentage (.389), hits (65), RBIs (35), doubles (17), multiple-hit games (21) and tied for second with six home runs. He finished his career with 205 hits, tied for sixth in BC record books, and 117 RBIs, tied for ninth. His 78 hits in 2010 tie for sixth on BC's single-season list.
The MLB Draft continues on Wednesday, June 6 with rounds 16-40 at noon.