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2015 MLB Draft Results: Kevin Newman picked 19th overall by the Pittsburgh Pirates

The first Arizona player selected in the 2015 draft

Jason Bartel

Arizona Wildcats shortstop Kevin Newman was taken 19th overall by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first round of the 2015 MLB Draft.

This is the first time an Arizona player has been taken in the first round since 2008, when Daniel Schlereth and Ryan Perry both received the honor.

Newman becomes the first Arizona player drafted by the Pirates since Mike Colla in 2008. Colla did play some in Double-A last season in the Rays organization, but has not played anywhere this year.

The Pirates already have a former Wildcat on the Major League roster in Mark Melancon. Maybe he'll eventually be joined there by Newman.

Year Avg. GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB-ATT
2013 .336 55-55 217 40 73 6 3 0 42 20 13 11-13
2014 .304 55-55 230 39 70 10 4 0 34 17 20 13-20
2015 .370 55-55 227 53 84 19 1 2 36 20 15 22-25
Total .337 165-165 674 132 227 35 8 2 112 57 48 46-58