Gretzky’s son selected by Cubs in baseball draft

Question of the Day

Is it still considered bad form to talk politics during a social gathering?

View results

Among other notable names drafted Tuesday was TCU lefty Matt Purke, who was once considered a potential No. 1 overall pick until a sore shoulder limited his season. He was the 14th overall pick by Texas out of high school two years ago, but slid to Washington in the third round this year.

Texas A&M right-hander John Stilson was also considered a potential first-rounder, but he recently announced he needed surgery to repair a torn labrum. Still, Toronto took a shot by drafting him in the third round _ 12 picks after Purke went.

Pittsburgh opened the second day of the draft by taking Texas high school outfielder Josh Bell, a slugger who has first-round talent but has said he intends to go to the University of Texas.

The draft finishes Wednesday with rounds 31-50.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

blog comments powered by Disqus
Get Adobe Flash player