Four more UCLA players went off the MLB Draft board on Saturday: infielder Luke Persico (352nd pick, 12 round, Oakland Athletics), outfielders Eric Filia (587th pick, 20th round, Seattle Mariners), Kort Peterson (703rd pick, 23rd round, Kansas City Royals) and Christoph Bono (1,115th pock, 37th round, San Francisco Giants).
Note: As the school year winds down, we’ll spend time looking back on some of the most memorable moments of the 2015-16 season for UCLA athletics.
May 29, 2016: Softball stuns Oregon to advance to Women’s College World Series
UCLA players and team members gather around home plate as the team celebrates the tying run in the bottom of the seventh inning to force extra innings against Oregon in the first game of the day in the NCAA softball tournament super regional Sunday, May 29, 2016, in Eugene, Ore. (Collin Andrew/The Register-Guard via AP)
Dyer was the third player with UCLA ties drafted by the Phillies in the first two days of the draft. The Phillies selected two UCLA commits on Thursday: Mickey Moniak (first pick, first round) and Kevin Gowdy (42nd pick, second round).
Blake Rutherford, another UCLA commit, was drafted by the Yankees on Thursday with the 18th pick in the first round.
In its full UCLA preview, Athlon Sports named a favorable Pac-12 schedule (i.e. UCLA won’t play Oregon nor Washington this season), 12 returning starters and Josh Rosen as reasons why the Bruins are the team to beat in the Pac-12 South.