June 6, 2012
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Right-hand reliever, Matt Brazis, a recent Boston College graduate was one of two Eagles drafted on the third day of the Major League Baseball Draft. The Eagle was picked third in the 28th round, 851st overall, by the Seattle Mariners. Incoming freshmen Chris Shaw was also drafted, going 12th in the 26th round to the New York Mets with the 800th pick overall.
Brazis, a Tampa, Fla., native, finished second in BC record books with 15 career saves. He pitched over 90 innings donning the Maroon and Gold, striking out 90 batters. As a sophomore, he led the team with 29 appearances and was dominate in 13 Atlantic Coast Conference contests with five saves and a 1.62 ERA. In 2012, he made 16 appearances, allowed just 14 hits and six runs over 17 innings. Two of his saves this past season included pitching the ninth in the 2-1 win over St. Johns and the 1-0 victory over Wake Forest.
Shaw, who hails from Lexington, Mass., is part of an 11-member incoming class for the 2012-13 season. A right-handed pitcher and first baseman, he is a three-time Middlesex League Large All-Star team and earned league MVP status this past season. He has pitched two career no-hitters and was batting .500 with 20 RBIs in 2012. Both the Boston Globe and the Boston Herald named Shaw to the All-Scholastic names.
Brazis's teammate Anthony Melchionda was chosen on the second day of the draft, picked in the 14th round, 450th overall, by the St. Louis Cardinals.