Winiarski, Barr Selected Wednesday in MLB Draft
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia right-handed pitcher Cody Winiarski (Sr., Franksville, Wis.) and outfielder John Barr (Sr., Ivyland, Pa.) each were selected Wednesday in day three of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Virginia finished with eight draft picks, which tied for 11th most among all Division I baseball programs.
It also marked the second-most draft picks Virginia has boasted in one year – one behind the 2010 team.
Winiarski was chosen in the 36th round (1,101 overall) by the Chicago White Sox. Barr was a 39th-round pick (1,178 overall) of the Cleveland Indians.
Winiarski is 6-3 with a 3.20 earned run average this season. In 70.1 innings (15 games), he has allowed 25 earned runs, 55 hits and 20 walks while striking out 55. Opposing batters are hitting just .221 against him. Winiarski owns an 11-3 career record in his two seasons at UVa.
A second-team All-ACC selection in 2011, Barr is batting .293 this year. He owns career highs in nearly every statistical category this season, including runs (46), hits (65), doubles (14), RBI (33) and stolen bases (8). He has played in 196 career games, which ranks 10th all-time at Virginia.
2011 Virginia MLB Draft Picks
1/2 – Danny Hultzen, Seattle
4/123 – John Hicks, Seattle
5/158 – Will Roberts, Cleveland
7/213 – Steven Proscia, Seattle
10/305 – Tyler Wilson, Baltimore
21/636 – Kenny Swab, Kansas City
36/1101 – Cody Winiarski, Chicago White Sox
39/1178 – John Barr, Cleveland