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Five Pitt baseball players taken in MLB Draft over the weekend

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A few days late on this but ICYMI, a total of five Pitt baseball players were selected in the MLB Draft this past weekend.

We already covered T.J. Zeuch, who was a first-rounder and the highest Pitt selection in history. In addition, we touched on star shortstop Charles Leblanc, who went in the fourth round. After that, though, three other players were selected.

Catcher Alex Kowalczyk joined Leblanc with the Texas Rangers as he was selected in the 12th round. Outfielder Aaron Schnurbusch went in the 28th round to the Chicago White Sox. Finally, first baseman and outfielder Nick Yarnall was picked up by the Los Angeles Dodgers in Round 35.

Next up is to find out if any will return to Pitt for next year. Kowalczyk and Schnurbusch are both seniors so they will not. Assuming Zeuch signs as a first-rounder, that leaves only Leblanc and Yarnall. As a fourth-rounder, there's obviously a good chance Leblanc is gone. Yarnall is a junior and is probably the most likely to come back if anyone does.

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