Tigers Cooper, Kendrick taken on draft's second day - WRBL

Tigers Cooper, Kendrick taken on draft's second day

Posted: Updated:
AUBURN, Ala. -

Auburn senior Garrett Cooper was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the sixth round of the Major League Baseball draft on Friday.

Cooper was the no. 182 overall selection.

"This was probably one of the better feelings I have had in my life," Cooper said. "My advisor called me and the Brewers took me right on the spot. I didn't even have time to think about it."

Cooper was a second-team All-SEC selection in 2013 after hitting .354 with seven home runs this season.

"After my junior year and getting hurt at the end of the year I wanted to put on weight and thought that would pay dividends in my senior year," Cooper said. "I think it helped, hitting over .350 with seven bombs. We ended the season on a sour note but for myself I felt like I had a great season and that showed with the draft this year."

Cooper was not the only Tiger taken on Friday. Left-hander Conner Kendrick was taken in the ninth round by the New York Yankees.

Kendrick, a junior, was 5-3 with a 2.13 ERA in 80.1 innings in his first season at Auburn. He led the staff with 75 strike outs.

Auburn has now had a player selected in 39 consecutive drafts, tied for the second-longest streak in the SEC with Arkansas.

  • SportsMore>>

  • Nick Marshall owns leadership role at Auburn

    Nick Marshall owns leadership role at Auburn

    Sunday, April 20 2014 10:13 PM EDT2014-04-21 02:13:01 GMT
    Now that A-Day is over for the Auburn Tigers, we can look back what we have learned from Auburn this spring, and most of the lessons are centered around the passing game.
    Now that A-Day is over for the Auburn Tigers, we can look back what we have learned from Auburn this spring, and most of the lessons are centered around the passing game.
  • Nick Marshall shines in Auburn A-Day

    Nick Marshall shines in Auburn A-Day

    Sunday, April 20 2014 12:26 AM EDT2014-04-20 04:26:11 GMT
    How do you repeat a Cinderella season? That is what the Auburn Tigers will be trying to do in the 2014 season. It was their passing attack that shined in A-Day.
    How do you repeat a Cinderella season? That is what the Auburn Tigers will be trying to do in the 2014 season. It was their passing attack that shined in A-Day.
  • Bo Jackson ready for Bo Bikes Bama

    Bo Jackson ready for Bo Bikes Bama

    Saturday, April 19 2014 12:08 AM EDT2014-04-19 04:08:09 GMT
    A-Day weekend is here, and it is extra special for Auburn fans because the legend Bo Jackson is back for Bo Bikes Bama.  
    A-Day weekend is here, and it is extra special for Auburn fans because the legend Bo Jackson is back for Bo Bikes Bama.  
Powered by WorldNow

1350 13th Avenue
Columbus, GA 31901

Telephone: 706.323.3333
Fax: 706.327.6655
Email: news@wrbl.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.