June 11, 2009
Three more Missouri Tigers were selected on day three of the 2009 Major League Baseball First-Year Players’ Draft, to bring the total number of MU players taken to seven. On Thursday, Aaron Senne was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 32nd round with the 972nd overall pick, Ryan Lollis was taken by the San Francisco Giants in round 37 with the 1,107th pick and Greg Folgia went to the Cleveland Indians in the 40th round with pick number 1,205.
Senne hit .305 last season for the Tigers, with six home runs and 43 RBI, earning All-Big 12 Honorable Mention. This is the second time that Minnesota has drafted Senne, after he was taken by the Twins out of high school in the 13th round of the 2006 MLB Draft.
Lollis’ selection marks the third time that he has been taken in the MLB Draft. He was previously selected by Pittsburgh out of high school in the 2005 draft and last year was selected by Detroit. Lollis hit .288 this past season and ended his four-year career at Mizzou tied for fifth in school history with 248 career hits and is ninth all-time at MU with 154 RBI.
Folgia earned All-Big 12 Honorable Mention selection after he had a team-high 12 home runs and 70 RBI last season. He was second on the team with a .326 average and was twice named the Big 12 Player of the Week and claimed National Player of the Week on April 20.
A total of seven Tigers were selected in this week’s draft led by first-round selections Aaron Crow (12th overall to Kansas City) and Kyle Gibson (22nd overall to Minnesota). Trevor Coleman (9th round to Seattle) and Kyle Mach (27th round to San Francisco) round out the MU draft class of 2009.