After hearing the names of junior Will Robertson, Isaac Collins, & Jake Holton go on Tuesday, three more members of the Creighton Baseball roster got the call yesterday as seniors Mitch Ragan, Jack Strunc, & Denson Hill each were selected during the final day of the Major League Baseball Draft.
The six selections in a single draft ties for the second most in Creighton history as the 1991 team also had six taken in the MLB Draft. The Bluejay record for draft picks in one season was set in 1993 when they saw seven players drafted. Ragan was the first Bluejay to go yesterday, getting selected by the New York Mets in the 15th round with the 448th overall pick. The BIG EAST Pitcher of the Year, Ragan closed the 2019 season with an 8-3 record, tossing 99.1 innings over 17 starts. He posted a 4.17 ERA, allowing just 18 walks and striking out 95. Ragan was an All-BIG EAST First Team selection and Creighton’s ace. Strunc went to the Miami Marlins in the 25th round with the overall 741st pick. The shortstop played every inning at that position for the Bluejays this season, hitting .294 with a team-leading 20 doubles. Hull was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 28th round with the 842nd overall pick. In his second season at Creighton, Denson made 19 appearances and 18 starts. He tossed a combined 72 innings, striking out 58 as he earned All-BIG EAST Second Team honors.