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MAJORS
Photo Player POS, Team, Twitter Draft Notes
Justin
Verlander
RHP
Detroit Tigers
2004
1st Round
2nd Overall

- 2011 AL MVP & Cy Young Award
- 6x All-Star
- Played at ODU from 2002-04
- ODU single-season (151) strikeout record
- ODU career (427) strikeout record

Daniel
Hudson
RHP
Arizona Diamonbacks
2008
5th Round
- Helped lead D'Backs to 2011 NL West title
- 2011 Silver Slugger Award
- Previous played for the Chicago White Sox
- Played for ODU from 2006-08
- 2x All-CAA selection
MINORS
Photo Player POS, Team, Twitter Draft Notes
Ryan
Yarbrough
LHP
Jackson Generals
(AA Seattle Mariners)
2014
4th Round

- #13 Prospect for Mariners (MLB.com)
- 2016 Southern League Pitcher of the Year
- 2016 Southern League All-Star
- Played for ODU from 2013-14
- Helped lead ODU to 2014 NCAA Tourney

Ben
Verlander
LF
Lakeland Flying Tigers
(A Detroit Tigers)
2013
14th Round
- 2x midseason all-star in minors
- Career-high 5 HR and 52 RBI in 2015
- Played for ODU from 2010-13
- Third Team All-American in 2013
- Brother of Justin Verlander
PJ
Higgins 
2B
South Bend Cubs
(A Chicago Cubs)
2015
12th Round 
- #24 Prospect for Cubs (MLB.com)
- Career .280 hitter in minors
- Played for ODU from 2013-15
- Helped lead ODU to 2014 NCAA Tourney
- 2x all-conference selection
Connor
Myers
OF
South Bend Cubs
(A Chicago Cubs)
2016
27th Round
- Promoted to South Bend after 12 games
- Played for ODU from 2013-16
- 2016 all-conference selection
- Twice featured on ESPN Top Plays
- ODU career record for games played (224)
Nick
Hartman
RHP
Vancouver Canadians
(A Toronto Blue Jays)
2016
9th Round 

- Played for ODU from 2015-16
- Led ODU in saves in 2015 and 2016
- Struck out 52 in 48.2 innings in 2016
- Transferred to ODU from LSU-Eunice 
- A native of Houston, Texas

Greg
Tomchick
RHP
Johnson City Cardinals
(Rookie St. Louis Cardinals)
2015
27th Round
- Played for ODU in 2012, 2014 and 2015
- Threw a one-hitter in 6.1 innings in 2015
- Second on team in strikeouts in 2015
- Brother, Ben, also pitched for ODU
- A native of Virginia Beach
Connor
Overton 
RHP
San Jose Giants
A (San Francisco Giants)
2014
15th Round
- Signed by Giants out of Ind. Leag. in 2016
- Played for ODU from 2011-14
- Helped lead ODU to 2014 NCAA Tourney
- Made 30 appearances in 2014
- Recorded four saves in 2014
INDEPENDENT LEAGUE
Andy
Roberts
LHP
Gary Southshore Railcats
undrafted - Pitched 68.1 innings in 2015
- Played for ODU from 2013-14
- Led ODU in wins in 2013 and 2014
- Led ODU in ERA (2.92) in 2013
- Transferred from Iowa Western CC
Tyler
Urps
IF
Lincoln SaltDogs
undrafted

- Second season in Independent League
- Played for ODU from 2013-14
- 2014 C-USA All-Tournament Team
- Helped lead ODU to 2014 NCAA Tourney
- Transferred from Yavapai JC

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