Three more members of the Minnesota Golden Gophers baseball team were selected on the last day of the 2018 Major League Baseball Draft on Wednesday. Two seniors, Micah Coffey and Jackson Rose, and one junior, Reggie Meyer were selected. They join junior All-American shortstop Terrin Vavra who was selected in the third round by the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday.
Micah Coffey was the next Gopher to have his name called. The Gopher infielder was selected in the 30th round by the Chicago White Sox.
Senior reliever Jackson Rose who pitched three huge innings in the Regional clinching win over UCLA was selected in the 35th round by the Miami Marlins.
Rose will join an organization that has put several Gophers into the major leagues including Ben Meyer who made his MLB debut on Thursday for the Marlins. He was a 29th round pick in 2015, so it shows that all of these Gophers have a chance to make it to the Big Leagues.
His brother, and the Gophers starter on Friday night against Oregon State Reggie Meyer was selected in the 38th round by the Texas Rangers. Meyer has one year of eligibility remaining, so it is unlikely he will sign with the Rangers after the season like Coffey, Rose and Vavra most likely will.
Not a bad day for the Meyer family! Older brother Ben gets the call to the big leagues while #Gophers righthander @Reggie_Meyer is selected in the #MLBDraft by the Texas @Rangers.#HatsOff! pic.twitter.com/ta5OUvq1J2— Minnesota Baseball (@GopherBaseball) June 6, 2018
The the four drafted Gophers will begin their quest to get back to the College World Series for the first time since 1977 with game 1 of their Super Regional series against the Oregon State Beavers at 4PM on Friday on ESPN2.