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Zeuch headlines five Panthers selected in 2016 MLB Draft

Pitcher T.J. Zeuch is one of five Pitt Panthers selected in the 2016 MLB Draft. - Credit: Jeffrey Gamza/Pitt Athletics

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

June 14, 2016

Junior pitcher T.J. Zeuch became Pitt’s first player taken in the first round of the MLB Draft in 35 years Thursday night. By the end of the 2016 MLB Draft, five Panthers heard their names called. Zeuch became Pitt’s highest draft pick of all time and only the second Panther ever selected in the fi...

Chicago White Sox draft Pitt’s Aaron Schnurbusch in 28th round

Outfielder Aaron Schnurbusch is Pitt's fourth player taken in the 2016 MLB Draft. Ian Flanagan | Contributing Editor

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

June 11, 2016

Pitt senior outfielder Aaron Schnurbusch became Pitt’s fourth player taken in the 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft on Saturday afternoon. Schnurbusch was selected by the Chicago White Sox in the 28th round (No. 836 overall) on Day 3 of the draft. Earlier in the day, senior catcher Alex Kowalcz...

Pitt’s Alex Kowalczyk drafted in 12th round by Texas Rangers

Alex Kowalczyk joins T.J. Zeuch and Charles LeBlanc as Pitt's third player selected in the 2016 MLB Draft. Jordan Mondell | Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

June 11, 2016

Pitt catcher Alex Kowalczyk joined pitcher T.J. Zeuch and shortstop Charles LeBlanc as the third Panther selected in the 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft on Saturday afternoon. The Texas Rangers selected Kowalczyk in the 12th round (No. 369 overall) on Day 3 of the draft, Pitt’s second player drafte...

Texas Rangers draft Pitt shortstop Charles LeBlanc in 4th round

Shortstop Charles Leblanc (14) is Pitt's second player selected in the 2016 MLB Draft, joining T.J. Zeuch. Photo Courtesy of Linsey Fagan

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

June 10, 2016

Shortstop Charles LeBlanc is now the second Pitt Panther selected in the 2016 MLB Draft. The Texas Rangers drafted the Quebec native in the fourth round with the No. 129 overall pick in the draft on Friday afternoon. LeBlanc joins former pitcher T.J. Zeuch, selected in the first round by the Toronto ...

Blue Jays select Pitt’s T.J. Zeuch No. 21 overall

The Toronto Blue Jays made T.J. Zeuch Pitt's highest draft pick ever. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

June 9, 2016

Former pitcher T.J. Zeuch became only the second Pitt Panther ever selected in the first round of the MLB Draft Thursday night. Zeuch is Pitt’s first top pick since the Texas Rangers drafted Al Lachowicz No. 24 overall in 1981. The Toronto Blue Jays drafted Zeuch No. 21 overall in the 2016 MLB Fi...

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