Texas Tech Baseball Gets 7 Drafted In MLB Draft’s First 10 Rounds
The Red Raiders waited until round four today to hear a teammates name, but after Cal Conley was chosen by the Atlanta Braves the Red Raiders were off to the races. Conley went with the 126th overall pick followed closely by Dru Baker getting selected by the Tampa Bay Rays at pick 130.
Braxton was next in the sixth round going to the Rockies before Mason Montgomery joined Baker in the Rays organization at pick 191. Reliever Ryan Sublette was drafted by the Dodgers in the 7th round and both Hunter Dobbins and Patrick Monteverde were selected in the 8th round by the Red Sox and Marlins respectively.
Just because these seven players were selected today doesn't mean that the Red Raiders have to accept the deals and move on. All but Patrick Monteverde have eligibility remaining and theoretically could return to Tim Tadlock's team in 2021-22.
The seven players selected from Texas Tech in the top seven rounds were a school record for Red Raiders selected within the top-10 rounds of the Major League Baseball Draft. No school in the country had more taken in the draft so far with the Florida Gators being the only program to match Texas Tech's number of seven selections.
2021 was Texas Tech's 34th-consecutive year with multiple MLB draft picks which is the longest streak in the Big 12. Coverage of the final day of the MLB Draft will resume at 11 a.m. Tuesday morning on MLB.com.