TCU Sends 2 To MLB Draft

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FORT WORTH, Texas – Day two of the MLB First-Year Player Draft concluded with a pair of TCU Horned Frogs getting selected. Josh Elander was drafted in the sixth round by Atlanta and Kyle Von Tungeln was picked by Colorado in the 13th round.

Elander was the 209th overall pick by the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday. The junior catcher from Round Rock was recently named to the College Station Regional all-tournament team. He leads the team with 10 home runs this season and has tallied 42 RBIs. The only Frog to have started all 60 games this season, Elander is hitting .316 with a .521 slugging percentage and a .442 on-base percentage. On the bases, Elander leads the team with 14 stolen bases in 21 attempts.

Just over 200 picks later, Kyle Von Tungeln was nabbed with the 409th pick by the Colorado Rockies. A second-team all-Mountain West selection, Von Tungeln was a member of the College Station Regional all-tournament team. He is hitting .301 in 58 games played this season. He has 10 doubles, five triples and a pair of home runs for a .420 slugging percentage. The junior outfielder from Sugar Land has driven in 24 runs and is 12 of 17 in stolen bases.

Jim Schlossnagle has seen 36 players drafted by 19 different organizations in his nine seasons as the head coach at TCU.

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