CU’s Roden Goes From Bluejays to Blue Jays

Creighton baseball’s Alan Roden was selected in the third round of the Major League Baseball draft today.  The Toronto Blue Jays took Roden, a first baseman-outfielder, with the 98th overall pick. 

Roden, the Co-Big East Player of the Year last spring, closed the season on a 33-game reached base streak.  He led Creighton with a .387 average, 75 hits and 25 doubles.  Roden was the second-most difficult NCAA batter to strike out last season, going down on strikes just eight times in 194 trips to the plate. 

The last time a CU player was drafted as high as the third round was in 1999, when the Cubs used their third-round pick on Ryan Gripp.