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 7th Round Pick
 Seattle Mariners

In 2012, Ard was an all-conference selection for the second-straight season. He led Washington State with 12 home runs, 50 RBI, 127 total bases and a .577 slugging percentage. The Vancouver, Wash., native batted .332 and added 16 doubles. His home runs and slugging percentage are currently ranked third in the Pac-12. Ard's total bases are fourth in the conference and his RBI total is tied for eighth. He was also All-Pac-12 Academic honorable mention.

It is the earliest a Cougar first baseman was drafted since John G. Olerud was a third round pick of the Toronto Blue Jays in 1989.

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 8th Round Pick
 Colorado Rockies

As a senior, Jones batted a team-leading .335 with 17 doubles, three triples, nine home runs, 45 RBI and 11 stolen bases (in 13 attempts). He is currently among the Pac-12 leaders this season in slugging percentage (fourth. .574), on-base percentage (fifth, .438), walks (tied-sixth, 31), home runs (tied-sixth), total bases (tied-seventh, 120), doubles (tied-seventh), and stolen bases (tied-ninth). In addition, he received All-Pac-12 Academic honorable mention.

He leaves Washington State as the Cougar career record holder in home runs with 41. Jones ranks on the Washington State all-time list in total bases (third, 414), RBI (fifth, 164), runs (ninth, 164) and hits (10th, 227).

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 24th Round Pick
 Baltimore Orioles

Tommy Richards is the highest Cougar drafted at his position since Greg Hunter went to the Mariners in the 23rd round of the 1990 draft. Richards is the third Washington State student-athlete to be drafted by the Orioles joining pitcher Bryce Chamberlin (2004) and Jones (2011).

Richards batted .289 and set a Washington State single-season record for fielding percentage by a second baseman at .983. He was involved in 47 of the Cougars' Pac-12 leading 64 defensive double plays.

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 25th Round Pick
 Los Angeles Angels

Kyle Johnson led the Pac-12 with 17 stolen bases in the regular season and helped the Cougars to a conference-leading 74 thefts in the regular season. He hit safely in 24 of his last 30 games, including 11 multi-hit efforts, to raise his nearly 100 points and finish the season at .309.

Johnson is the sixth Cougar to be selected by the Angels. He joins John E. Olerud (1965), pitcher Brian Sajonia (1987), first baseman Casey Kelley (1998), pitcher Jayson Miller (2008) and pitcher Seth Harvey (2009).

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 34th Round Pick
 Miami Marlins

A senior, Claussen batted .301 in his final season with the Cougars. His 17 doubles are tied for seventh in the Pac-12. He started 53 games this season and is a three-time conference all-academic honoree.

He is the fourth Cougar to be drafted by the Marlins joining pitcher Chad Miles (1994), third baseman Paul Gran (2008) and pitcher Adam Conley (2011). Gran is currently with Jacksonville (AA) and Conley is with Greensboro (A) in the Marlins' organization.

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