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Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
J.D. Leckenby Drafted by the Mets
Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 06/08/2013
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June 8, 2013

SECAUCUS, N.J. - Washington State junior right-handed pitcher J.D. Leckenby was the New York Mets' 14th round selection in the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft, Saturday.

Leckenby, the 10th pick of the round and 416th overall, has been a versatile arm for the Cougars during his three years in Pullman. He pitched exclusively out of the bullpen as a freshman and recorded a 2.28 ERA in 18 appearances. In 2012, he won four games in 14 starts. During the 2013 campaign, he moved back to relief and contributed two wins and a team-leading six saves in 25 appearances.

The Buhl, Idaho native is the fourth Cougar to be selected by the Mets all-time. Others include pitcher Dan Frisella (third round, 1966 June Secondary Phase), pitcher Mark Crandall (39th round, 1967) and shortstop Jason King (21st round, 1990). Frisella, a member of the Washington State Athletics Hall of Fame, made his MLB debut with the Mets in 1967 and played 10 seasons at the big league level.

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