UVa's Halley Picked on Final Day of MLB Draft

On Wednesday, senior pitcher Shane Halley became the latest Virginia baseball player to have his named called during the 2012 draft.

Halley was taken by the Kansas City Royals with the 613th overall pick in Round 20 on Wednesday, the final day of the draft. He joins teammates Branden Kline (Round 2, Orioles), Chris Taylor (Round 6, Mariners), and Stephen Bruno (Round 7, Cubs) as Cavaliers taken in this year's draft.

The Virginia program has now had 21 players drafted over the past three seasons, including 10 in the top 10 rounds.

Halley worked a career high 50.1 innings in 22 appearances mostly out of the Virginia bullpen in 2012. He went 9-2 with a 2.15 ERA, leading the Cavaliers in wins and ERA.

The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we ask that you follow our rules for commenting. E-mail is required to comment on a story, but it will not be displayed with your comment. For complete rules, CLICK HERE. The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 157660555 - newsplex.com/a?a=157660555
Gray Television, Inc.