D-backs pick up a pair of pitchers in draftPosted: Updated:
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks picked up a pitcher who could make a quick trip to the big leagues and one with a big upside in Monday's baseball draft.
Arizona used its first pick, the third overall, on UCLA right-hander Trevor Bauer, a power pitcher with a big curveball. The Diamondbacks then used the seventh pick on Archie Bradley, a hard-throwing right-hander from Broken Arrow High School in Oklahoma.
Bauer went 13-2 with 1.25 ERA and led the nation with 203 strikeouts this season for the Bruins.
Bradley, powerfully built at 6-foot-4, 225 pounds, was 12-1 with a 0.29 ERA in leading Broken Arrow to a state championship.