June 4, 2002
Four Notre Dame baseball players were selected in Tuesday’s first day of the Major League draft. The Oakland Athletics made senior centerfielder Steve Stanley their second-round pick (67th overall) before selecting Irish junior leftfielder Brian Stavisky in the sixth round.
Senior catchers Andrew Bushey (15th round, Colorado Rockies) and Paul O’Toole (21st round, Chicago Cubs) also were selected during the first day of the two-day draft. Bushey – who has played mostly third base during his college career – is projected as a possible catcher on the professional level, after making 24 starts behind the plate during his past two seasons with the Irish.
Check back to und.com later tonight for a full recap of the draft and quotes from all four draftees.
(Note: per NCAA regulations, schools are not permitted to release updated information on letter-of-intent signees.)