LHP Sean Land Drafted by Minnesota Twins in MLB Amateur Draft

June 6, 2006


University of Kansas junior pitcher Sean Land was selected in the 9th round and 276 overall by the Minnesota Twins during Tuesday’s Major League Baseball Amateur Draft. Land started 18 games for the Big 12 Champions in 2006, going 5-7 with a 5.56 ERA.

Land joins Don Czyz as the first two KU players selected in the first 10 rounds of the MLB draft since 1994 when Dave Meyer (New York Yankees) and Darryl Monroe (Detroit Tigers) were also taken in the 7th and 9th rounds, respectively.

A 6’5, 230 lbs, left-hander, Land struck out 55 batters in 87.1 innings of work. In Land’s lone relief appearance of the season on May 6 against Texas, he struck out the first four batters he faced.

A native of Greenwood, Mo. (Lee’s Summit HS), Land has a career 14-14 record while starting 36 games and appearing in 68 total. Land’s 68 career appearances are tied for ninth all-time in KU history.