Two Incoming Freshmen Drafted in MLB First-Year Players Draft
June 8, 2013
Photo courtesy of Baseball Canada.
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Two members of the Boston College baseball team's incoming freshman class were drafted in the 2013 First-Year Players Draft. Left-handed pitcher Travis Seabrooke was drafted in the fifth round on Friday and right-handed pitcher Justin Dunn was taken in the 37th round on Saturday.
Seabrooke from Peterborough, Ontario, was drafted 23rd in the fifth round (159th overall) by the Baltimore Orioles. The 6-foot-5, 197-pound left-hander is a member of the Canadian Junior National Team. Recently, he pitched five shutout innings, while striking out seven and only giving up two hits in an 11-4 win over the MLB Prospects in the Dominican Summer League tour on May 30. Last year, he was a member of Team Canada that participated in the World 18U Championships in Seoul, Korea. He took home the silver medal after the Canadians fell to the United States, 6-2, in the gold-medal game. Seabrooke pitched 1.3 innings without allowing an earned run and surrendering three hits. He earned a spot on the 2013 Rawlings/Perfect Game Preseason Canada/Puerto Rico Region All High School Senior 1st Team.
Dunn, who hails from Freeport, N.Y., was picked 18th in the 37th round, 1,114th overall, by the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 6-foot-1, 170-pound righty attended the Gunnery School in Connecticut, where he was a captain and earned 2013 NorthEast All Region honors. Prior to the start of the season, he was named to the Rawlings/Perfect Game Preseason Northeast Region All High School Senior First Team. On May 4, Dunn pitched a complete game, two-hitter with eight strikeouts and two walks in an 8-1 win. One week later, he struck out 15 and allowed just four hits in a 1-0 loss.