Wright Selected In 12th Round By Los Angeles Angels

UABSPORTS.COM Senior Zach Wright was selected by the Angels in the 12th round of the MLB Draft.
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Senior Zach Wright was selected by the Angels in the 12th round of the MLB Draft.
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June 5, 2012

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GREENVILLE, N.C. - East Carolina senior catcher Zach Wright was selected in the 12th round by the Los Angeles Angels Tuesday afternoon during the second day of the 2012 Major League Baseball First Year Amateur Player Draft.

Wright, the lone Pirate selected in rounds one through 15, closed out his collegiate career earning second-team All-Conference USA honors after batting .294 (62-for-211) with five home runs, 12 doubles, 39 RBI and 41 runs. The three-time Johnny Bench Award Watch List member swiped a career-high 10 bases, collected 15 multi-hit and 11 multi-RBI games, while recording five game-winning RBI.

During his four-year career, the Goldsboro, N.C. native batted .279 (176-for-630) with 35 home runs, which ranks seventh all-time on ECU's home runs chart. He started 171 of 194 games played, roped 38 doubles, had 133 RBI and scored 134 runs.

Following a stellar junior season where he earned second-team All C-USA honors after batting .272 (62-for-228) and leading the club in home runs (13), runs (47), slugging percentage (.518), total bases (118) and walks (34), Wright was selected in the sixth round of the 2011 MLB Draft by the Philadelphia Phillies (pick 211).

With Wright's selection by the Angels, East Carolina has had at least one player selected in the last 16 MLB Draft's dating back to 1997. Rounds 16-40 of the First-Year Player Draft will continue on Wednesday, June 6 starting at 12 noon (ET).

ALL-TIME EAST CAROLINA BASEBALL DRAFT HISTORY

Name - Year - Round - Pick - Team
Pat Watkins - 1993 - 1 - 32 - Cincinnati Reds
James Snyder - 1968 - 2 - 38 - Pittsburgh Pirates
Richard Narron - 1967 - 5 - 88 - Washington Senators (II)
Mike Wright - 2011 - 3 - 94 - Baltimore Orioles
Ricky Brooks - 2005 - 3 - 95 - Chicago White Sox
Tommy Toms - 1973 - 6 - 126 - San Francisco Giants
Ronald Staggs - 1975 - 6 - 130 - Montreal Expos
Greg Bunn - 2004 - 5 - 144 - Montreal Expos
Justin Bristow - 2008 - 5 - 161 - Chicago Cubs
Tommy Eason - 1991 - 6 - 161 - Philadelphia Phillies
Samuel Narron - 1966 - 9 - 171 - Atlanta Braves
Lee Delfino - 2001 - 6 - 181 - Toronto Blue Jays
Mike Christopher - 1985 - 7 - 181 - New York Yankees
Samuel Narron - 1967 - 12 - 187 - New York Mets
Zach Wright - 2011 - 6 - 211 - Philadelphia Phillies
Chad Tracy - 2001 - 7 - 218 - Arizona Diamondbacks
Vince Colbert - 1968 - 11 - 234 - Cleveland Indians
Devin Harris - 2009 - 8 - 236 - Baltimore Orioles
Shane Mathews - 2007 - 8 - 249 - Baltimore Orioles
Trevor Lawhorn - 2004 - 9 - 258 - Cincinnati Reds
Kyle Roller - 2010 - 8 - 265 - New York Yankees
Bobby Supel - 1977 - 265 - Detroit Tigers
Ryan Norwood - 2004 - 9 - 276 - Chicago Cubs
James Raynor - 1966 - 14 - 279 - Los Angeles Dodgers
Bobby Supel - 1978 - 12 - 287 - Atlanta Braves
Butch Davis - 1980 - 12 - 302 - Kansas City Royals
Kelly Robinette - 1983 - 13 - 325 - Cleveland Indians
Darryl Lawhorn - 2004 - 11 - 326 - Arizona Diamondbacks
Ryan Wood - 2009 - 11 - 332 - Kansas City Royals
Mike Aldridge - 1971 - 14 - 333 - New York Mets
Glenn Tucker - 2003 - 11 - 337 - Atlanta Braves
Seth Maness - 2011 - 11 - 350 - St. Louis Cardinals
Chris Heston - 2009 - 12 - 357 - San Francisco Giants
Mike Jacobs - 1994 - 14 - 383 - Boston Red Sox
Zach Wright - 2012 - 12 - 387 - Los Angeles Angels
Raymie Styons - 1980 - 16 - 395 - San Diego Padres
Bill Wilder - 1982 - 16 - 402 - Kansas City Royals
Corey Kemp - 2008 - 14 - 428 - Milwaukee Brewers
Billy Richardson - 2005 - 14 - 428 - San Diego Padres
John Rawls - 1965 - 22 - 435 - Baltimore Orioles
Sam Narron - 2002 - 15 - 442 - Texas Rangers
Richie Blackwell - 1994 - 17 - 466 - Pittsburgh Pirates
Steve Godin - 1990 - 17 - 472 - Baltimore Orioles
Matt Bishop - 2004 - 17 - 502 - Pittsburgh Pirates
John Poppert - 2004 - 17 - 504 - Montreal Expos
Mark Minicozzi - 2005 - 17 - 522 - San Francisco Giants
Bob Patterson - 1982 - 21 - 524 - San Diego Padres
Jonathan Jenkins - 1990 - 20 - 536 - Chicago White Sox
Shawn Armstrong - 18 - 548 - Cleveland Indians
Dale Mollenhauer - 2007 - 17 - 539 - Chicago White Sox
David Ritchie - 1989 - 21 - 543 - Kansas City Royals
John Williamson - 2001 - 18 - 549 - Seattle Mariners
Carlton Barnes - 1965 - 29 - 556 - Cincinnati Reds
Stephen Batts - 2009 - 19 - 587 - Philadelphia Phillies
Tim Snow - 1988 - 34 - 903 - Milwaukee Brewers
Steve Salargo - 1999 - 20 - 607 - Baltimore Orioles
Bob Davidson - 1984 - 24 - 615 - New York Yankees
Dustin Sasser - 2007 - 21 - 637 - Chicago Cubs
Brian Cavanaugh - 2005 - 21 - 638 - San Diego Padres
Jake Smith - 2006 - 21 - 638 - Oakland Athletics
Clayton McCullough - 2002 - 22 - 664 - Cleveland Indians
John Gast - 1991 - 25 - 665 - Cincinnati Reds
Ryan Jones - 2004 - 22 - 667 - Oakland Athletics
Travis Meyer - 1995 - 24 - 667 - Los Angeles Dodgers
Billy Best - 1980 - 27 - 673 - Kansas City Royals
Fred Rodriguez - 1966 - 37 - 691 - Chicago Cubs
Mickey Britt - 1980 - 30 - 715 - San Diego Padres
Joseph Hastings - 2001 - 24 - 720 - San Diego Padres
Kevin Riggs - 1990 - 28 - 747 - Cincinnati Reds
Shane Mathews - 2006 - 26 - 776 - San Francisco Giants
Wayne Britton - 1965 - 56 - 790 - Baltimore Orioles
Jason Colquitt - 1998 - 27 - 807 - Detroit Tigers
Jamie Borel - 1994 - 29 - 809 - Detroit Tigers
Chris West - 1993 - 29 - 814 - San Diego Padres
Davey Penny - 2003 - 28 - 834 - Boston Red Sox
Brad Mincey - 2011 - 28 - 853 - Florida Marlins
Tim Flaherty - 1997 - 30 - 898 - San Francisco Giants
John Gast - 1990 - 34 - 903 - Cincinnati Reds
Brian Fields - 1997 - 30 - 907 - Milwaukee Brewers
Nick Schnabel - 2000 - 31 - 915 - Montreal Expos
Randy Rigsby - 1998 - 32 - 970 - Florida Marlins
Jason Howard - 1999 - 33 - 998 - Cincinnati Reds
Dustin Harrington - 2010 - 34 - 1030 - Chicago Cubs
Tim Langdon - 1990 - 39 - 1031 - Cleveland Indians
T.J. Hose - 2008 - 36 - 1098 - Arizona Diamondbacks
Jason Neitz - 2007 - 37 - 1117 - San Francisco Giants
Johnny Beck - 1994 - 43 - 1198 - Philadelphia Phillies
Seth Simmons - 2011 - 40 - 1204 - Arizona Diamondbacks
Seth Maness - 2010 - 41 - 1247 - Florida Marlins
Ryan Wood - 2008 - 42 - 1268 - Milwaukee Brewers
Kyle Roller - 2009 - 47 - 1413 - Oakland Athletics
Devin Harris - 2010 - 48 - 1458 - San Francisco Giants