Kansas Junior Bochy Drafted by San Francisco Giants

June 8, 2010


Kansas junior right-handed pitcher Brett Bochy has been selected by the San Francisco Giants in the 20th round of the Major League Baseball first-year player draft with the 618th overall pick.

Bochy becomes the third Jayhawk selected in this year’s draft, and the first pitcher taken from KU. Earlier in the day, junior third baseman Tony Thompson was selected by the Oakland A’s in the sixth round, while senior second baseman Robby Price was taken by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 13th round.

Bochy, a junior right-handed pitcher from Poway, Calif., put up impressive numbers over the first half of the 2010 season. He went 2-0 for the Jayhawks in 12 relief appearances posting a 0.78 ERA, allowing just two earned runs in 23 innings and collecting a team-high five saves. However, he underwent Tommy John surgery on April 8 and missed the final two months of the season.

Bochy recorded two saves in KU’s series win at then-No. 1 LSU in March, and collected a win and a save in the Jayhawks’ series win at Baylor. He was named Big 12 Pitcher of the Week twice during the 2010 season.

In his Kansas career, Bochy is 7-0 with a 3.62 ERA in 55 career appearances. He has posted 32 walks and 110 strikeouts in 77 innings in a Jayhawk uniform.

Bochy’s father, Bruce Bochy, is the manager of the San Francisco Giants.

The MLB draft continues Tuesday, and will wrap up Wednesday.