Baseball sees five players selected on Day Two of MLB Draft

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas Baseball had five players selected on day two of the 2022 Major League Baseball Draft on Monday. Pete Hansen was taken in the third round by the St. Louis Cardinals, Silas Ardoin went in the fourth round to the Baltimore Orioles, Douglas Hodo III was picked in the sixth round by the Orioles, Trey Faltine was selected in the seventh round by the Cincinnati Reds and Murphy Stehly went in the 10th round to the Washington Nationals.

Hansen, who was selected with the 97th overall pick by the Cardinals, led the Longhorns with an 11-3 record and 120 strikeouts in 107.2 innings pitched this season. He tossed a complete game shutout against TCU and had three games with double-digit strikeouts. For his career, Hansen went 22-4 with a 2.67 ERA and 218 strikeouts pitched in 215.2 innings.

Ardoin, the 107th pick by the Orioles, batted .271 with 12 home runs, 20 doubles and 50 RBI in 2022. He played 69 games and was one of the best defensive catchers in the country with 22 runners thrown out. In his three-year career Ardoin batted .256 with 87 RBI and 85 runs scored in 140 games played.

Hodo, selected by the Orioles with the 167th overall pick, led the nation with 26 doubles this season and batted .319 with 10 home runs, 47 RBI and 73 runs scored. He was the Longhorns’ centerfielder and leadoff batter in 2022. For his career, Hodo batted .292 with 35 doubles, three triples, 16 home runs, 95 RBI and 132 runs scored.

Faltine, selected by the Reds with the 213th pick, batted .282 with 18 doubles, 15 homers, 56 RBI and 60 runs scored this season. One of the best defensive players in the country, he started all 69 games at shortstop. For his Longhorn career, Faltine played 152 games at shortstop and batted .266 with 39 doubles, 21 homers, 100 RBI and 123 runs scored.

Stehly, the 291st overall pick by the Nationals, led the Longhorns with 102 hits and batted .367 with 19 homers and 61 RBI. He played right field, second base, first base and third base throughout the season. Stehly played in 110 games for the Longhorns and batted .345 with 78 RBI and 80 runs scored.

Texas Baseball signee Brenner Cox was selected by the Washington Nationals with the 111th overall pick.

The 2022 MLB First-Year Player Draft will conclude on Tuesday with Rounds 11-20.

2022 MLB Draft Selections
2 (43) – Ivan Melendez – Arizona Diamondbacks
3 (97) – Pete Hansen – St. Louis Cardinals
4 (107) – Silas Ardoin – Baltimore Orioles
6 (167) – Douglas Hodo III – Baltimore Orioles
7 (213) – Trey Faltine – Cincinnati Reds
10 (291) – Murphy Stehly – Washington Nationals