UNM News | June 14, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — For the fourth time in the University of New Mexico baseball program’s history, UNM had two players selected in the first 10 rounds of the MLB Draft as Luis Gonzalez became the fourth-highest selection in UNM history when he was taken in the third round (87th overall) by the Chicago White Sox while Jack Zoellner was taken in the ninth round (263rd overall) by the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday.
Gonzalez is the second-highest selection for the Lobos in the last 30 years, the highest draft pick since DJ Peterson was selected 12th overall in the 2013 draft and only Peterson, Kevin Andersh (15th pick, 1984) and Jim Fregosi (42nd pick, 1985) have been selected higher in UNM history.
Gonzalez hit .361 in 2017 for the Lobos with eight home runs, 22 doubles (led team), 42 RBI, 62 runs and a team-best 14 stolen bases in 55 games. He set a school record and is in the top five in the nation with 58 walks, helping him become the 12th player in UNM history to finish with a .500 or better on-base percentage in a season (finished the season with exactly a .500 on-base percentage).