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Record setting draft for Arizona Baseball

Posted at 8:00 PM, Jun 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-05 23:13:47-04
The Arizona baseball team had six players selected in the first ten rounds of Tuesday's Major League Baseball Draft for the first time in program history. 
The Wildcats had five players taken in the top 10 rounds in 1986, 2008, and 2012. 
Alfonso Rivas was the first Arizona player selected. The Junior was drafted by the Oakland A's in the fourth round. 
Rivas, a two-time All-Pac-12 selection, and a second-team All-American pick as a sophomore led Arizona in hitting this season with a .314 average. He had 15 doubles, three triples, seven home runs and 52 RBI. 
Junior right-handed pitcher Cody Deason went one round later. The Houston Astros drafted Deason with the 162nd overall pick. 
Fellow junior right-hander Michael Flynn followed in the sixth round. He was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates with the 174th overall pick. 
The Wildcats then saw catcher Cesar Salazar taken in the eighth round by the Astros. Senior right-hander Tylor Megill also went in the eighth round to the New York Mets. Senior outfielder Cal Stevenson was the final Wildcat selected on Tuesday, taken in the 10th round by the Toronto Blue Jays. 
The Major League draft continues on Wednesday.