Fourteen players from the state of Nebraska were selected within MLB’s 50 rounds of the draft the weekend.
In addition to Aaron Pribanic being selected in the 3rd round by Seattle, junior relief pitcher Dan Jennings was grabbed in the 9th round as well as senior Johnny Dorn who went in the 14th round who both were selected by the Florida Marlins.
Other NU players to get drafted included second baseman Jake Opitz (12th round Chicago Cubs), right-handed pitcher Thad Weber (16th round, Detroit Tigers). Senior catcher Mitch Abeita (19th round New York Yankees), junior left-hander Zach Herr (38th round San Diego Padres).
Senior pitcher Timothy Huber of the Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks was picked up by the Kansas City Royals and his teammate outfielder Bryan Frew was selected late by the Philadelphia Phillies.
Pat Venditte, the ambidextrous pitcher from Creighton and Nick Schumaker from Wayne State were selected along with Nick Love, a sophomore right handed pitcher who played for Bellevue which made it to the NAIA World Series.
Rounding out in-state notables, Lincoln Southeast pitcher Jacob Kuebler was chosen by Kansas City, and Kash Kalkowski, a pitcher from Grand Island went in the 49th round to Tampa Bay