Courtesy UofL Athletics

University of Louisville junior Logan Wyatt was selected 51st overall by the San Francisco Giants in the second round of the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft on Monday night.

Wyatt is the 10th Cardinal taken in the second round or higher, all of which have occurred since Dan McDonnell took over the program in 2007. Louisville has had a player chosen in the first two rounds of the MLB Draft in four straight seasons and five of the last six.

The Louisville native has spent three seasons with the Cardinals, hitting .310 in 145 career games. Wyatt has tallied 51 extra-base hits, including 15 home runs and driven in 125. His patient approach at the plate has resulted in 134 career walks, with 68 during the 2019 season. Wyatt is just one free pass shy of Louisville’s single-season record of 69 set by Kevin Malone in 1980.

Wyatt is a two-time All-ACC selection, earning second team honors at first base this season. He was also recognized by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper as an All-American in 2018, along with an All-Lubbock Regional selection as a sophomore as well.

The 2019 MLB Draft continues on Tuesday with rounds 3-10 starting at 1 p.m., ET, before concluding Wednesday at noon with rounds 11-40.

The Louisville baseball team punched its ticket to the Super Regional round with a 4-3 walk-off victory over Illinois State on Monday at Jim Patterson Stadium.

The Cardinals will take on East Carolina this weekend in a best-of-three series, with the winner advancing to the College World Series.

LOUISVILLE BASEBALL AT 2019 MLB DRAFT

• 1B, Logan Wyatt (Louisville, Ky./North Bullitt HS) – 2nd Round – 51st Selection – San Francisco Giants

Stephen Williams – Louisville Athletics

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