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D-backs Balance Draft with College Outfielder

A.J. Pollock was chosen 17th overall, tying him for the highest selection ever for a Notre Dame Player. His selection came on the heels of the Arizona Diamondbacks' pick of Bobby Borchering, a high school third baseman that could take some time to develop. Pollock put up excellent numbers at Notre Dame and could advance through the system quickly.

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Notre Dame junior outfielder A.J. Pollock has been selected 17th overall by the Arizona Diamondbacks in Tuesday's first round of the 2009 MLB First-Year Player Draft. Pollock's selection equals the highest an Irish player has ever been taken in draft, matching Ken Plesha (1965, Chicago White Sox) and Brad Lidge (1998, Houston Astros) - both were chosen 17th overall in their...

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