Six Horned Frogs Drafted On Saturday
June 11, 2016
FORT WORTH -- Brian Trieglaff was taken in the 13th round by the New York Yankees and five other TCU Horned Frogs followed on the final day of the 2016 MLB First Year Player Draft.
Trieglaff, a RS-junior from Houston, Texas, has put together a solid career in the Purple and White. He owns a 9-1 career record in 60 career appearances. This season, Trieglaff has had a career year with 24 appearances, 41 innings pitched and a 4-1 record to go along with a 2.41 ERA.
Mitchell Traver was taken in the 17th round by the Cincinnati Reds. This is the second year in a row Traver has been drafted after going to the St. Louis Cardinals in the 28th round in 2015. Over the last three years, Traver owns a 10-3 career record with a 2.37 ERA in 95 innings pitched. The start to his RS-junior season was delayed with an injury, but since his return, he has made five starts and owns a 1-1 record with a 2.45 ERA.
Just 19 picks later, the Houston Astros made Brian Howard their 17th round pick. He has made 19 starts as part of 41 career appearances. Howard is 12-2, including an 8-2 record in 2016, with a 3.48 ERA. This season, Howard leads the team with 15 starts. He has 78 strikeouts in 86 innings pitched.
Rex Hill was picked up in the 27th round by the Kansas City Royals. In his lone season in the Purple and White, Hill was tabbed TCU's opening night starter. He has made 13 appearances with 11 starts this season. Hill has piled up 45 strikeouts in 45 2/3 innings pitched.
Elliott Barzilli, a junior from Los Angeles, was taken in the 29th round by the Houston Astros. Barzilli has had a career-year for the Horned Frogs as an everyday player. One of just four Frogs to start all 61 games this season, Barzilli is hitting .362 with 16 doubles, four triples and seven home runs to go along with 47 RBIs.
Rounding out TCU's draft selections was senior Preston Guillory. He went in the 31st round to the Miami Marlins. A two-year stalwart out of the bullpen, Guillory has appeared in 46 games and boasts a 5-2 record to go along with a 2.92 ERA. This season, he has posted career-highs in appearances (26), innings pitched (38 1/3) and strikeouts (32).
During his 13 seasons as TCU's head coach, Jim Schlossnagle has seen 67 players drafted by 26 organizations.
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