Major league baseball will begin its three-day draft on Monday night, but a flurry of Arizona Wildcats will be more focused on the second day.
Arizona has several draft-eligible, draft-worthy players, led by five juniors — outfielder Robert Refsnyder, pitcher Kurt Heyer, shortstop Alex Mejia, third baseman Seth Mejias-Brean and outfielder Joey Rickard.
“Refsnyder is the one guy everybody loves, but, boy, they really like Alex,” coach Andy Lopez said of the pro scouts.
Refsnyder, the Cats’ cleanup hitter, is batting .353 with team highs of six home runs and 61 RBIs.
“Just the aptitude to hit,” Lopez said on what scouts like about Refsnyder. “He has good bat speed; he’s just a good hitter.”