The Illinois baseball team had four student-athletes drafted Wednesday on Day 3 of the 2019 MLB Draft. Michael Massey (Round 4, Kansas City) and Jack Yalowitz (Round 10, Colorado) were both selected during Day 2, giving Illinois six total draft picks.
Junior infielder Ben Troike went in the 11th round, 338 overall to Tampa Bay. Junior right-hander Cyrillo Watson went in the 23rd round, 701 overall to the LA Dodgers. Senior right-hander Quinten Sefcik went in the 24th round, 714 overall, to the Cincinnati Reds. And senior outfield Zac Taylor went in the 25th round, 762 overall, to the Chicago Cubs.
Additionally, Illinois commit Antoine Mistico, a juco sophomore outfielder, was taken in the 12th round, 366 overall, by the Seattle Mariners.
The six picks were tied for the second-most in a single draft in Illinois history with 1985. The Illinois record of nine picks was set after the Illini's 50-win season in 2015.
All picks with college eligibility remaining have until July 15 to sign contracts with their drafted clubs.