Seven Illini sign with MLB, tie second-largest draft year

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Seven Illini sign with MLB, tie second-largest draft year

Pitcher Andy Fisher delivers the pitch during the game against Indiana State at Illinois Field on  September 24. Seven Illini, including Fisher, signed with professional teams following the MLB draft earlier in June.

Pitcher Andy Fisher delivers the pitch during the game against Indiana State at Illinois Field on September 24. Seven Illini, including Fisher, signed with professional teams following the MLB draft earlier in June.

Austin Yattoni

Pitcher Andy Fisher delivers the pitch during the game against Indiana State at Illinois Field on September 24. Seven Illini, including Fisher, signed with professional teams following the MLB draft earlier in June.

Austin Yattoni

Austin Yattoni

Pitcher Andy Fisher delivers the pitch during the game against Indiana State at Illinois Field on September 24. Seven Illini, including Fisher, signed with professional teams following the MLB draft earlier in June.

Following the MLB draft earlier in June, seven Illini have signed contracts with professional teams, including six drafted members of the Illinois baseball team and one free agent. The six draft picks tied the second-place record for most in a single draft for Illinois.

Michael Massey was the first to sign in Round 4 to Kansas City, followed by Jack Yalowitz in Round 10 to Colorado, Ben Troike in Round 11 to Tampa Bay, Cyrillo Watson in Round 23 to the Los Angeles Dodgers, Quinten Sefcik in Round 24 to Cincinnati, Zac Taylor in Round 25 to the Chicago Cubs and Andy Fisher as a free agent to Cincinnati.

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