The major league draft starts Monday, here’s a look at UNO players that could be called.
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C Colby McCord. A potential late-round pick, about 10 teams have been inquiring about the senior from Papillion-La Vista. McCord, 5-foot-11 and 190 pounds, hit a career-best .362 despite the jump from Division II to Division I opponents, finishing his career with a .324 mark. He also struck out 15 while allowing two hits in nine innings on the mound, but scouts are interested in McCord — who throws in the high 80s to low 90s — as a catcher, where his strong arm is an asset. UNO has its catchers call the games, a rarity in college and an advantage for players making the transition to professional ball. “He’s made himself a real tough out at the plate and has gotten better every year,” UNO coach Bob Herold said. “He became a better catcher and I think that helped his hitting, because he didn’t have to worry about his catching as much.”
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SS Brady Hohl. Another potential late-round pick, the senior from Millard North started the season at shortstop then moved to center field and even third base as injuries decimated the team. Blessed with a strong arm and excellent speed, Hohl’s versatility makes him attractive to the half-dozen teams that have shown interest. Hit .354 and .408 in two years as a regular in Division II, then .297 this past season in Division I.