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Betts and Huber selected on final day of MLB Draft

Posted June 9, 2014

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Duke University senior third baseman Jordan Betts and senior right-hander Robert Huber were both selected on the final day of the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft. Betts went to the Boston Red Sox in the 18th round at No. 554, while Huber went to the Oakland A’s in the 26th round at No. 792.

The Blue Devils have now had three players from head coach Chris Pollard’s team chosen over the three-day event. Senior right-hander Drew Van Orden was picked by the Washington Nationals in the fifth round at No. 154. Duke has also had multiple selections taken in the same MLB Draft for the 24th time in program history and the first time since 2010.

Betts became the first Blue Devil third baseman chosen since Jeff Becker was selected in the 20th round of the 1998 MLB Draft by the Milwaukee Brewers. The Wilmington, N.C., native enjoyed a standout senior campaign, which culminated with his second consecutive All-ACC second team honors. The first Blue Devil to earn back-to-back all-league distinction since Vaughn Schill in 1998 and 1999, Betts finished the season ranked 15th in the ACC in batting average (.316), second in doubles (20) and sixth in slugging percentage (.515). For his career, Betts played in 217 games and registered a .272 batting average with 69 doubles, six triples and 17 home runs.

Huber moved into the closer role this season and flourished in 28 games in relief. The Plano, Texas, native ranked fourth in the ACC in saves (10), 13th in appearances (28) and fifth in games finished (22). One of just three Blue Devils to record 10 or more saves in a single season, Huber is also one of just four Duke pitchers to total 10 or more saves as well as 15 or more wins in a career. He finished his collegiate career ranked ninth in school history in wins (16), fifth in career saves (11), ninth in innings pitched (240.2) and 18th in strikeouts (172).

Incoming freshman first baseman Justin Bellinger (11th round) and incoming freshman left-hander Chris McGrath (35th round) were also picked on the third and final day of the draft. Bellinger was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals at No. 345, while Seattle drafted McGrath at No. 1,041.

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