Final Wrap on Ivy Players Taken in Major League Baseball Draft
They should break up the Ivy League, or, perhaps, just the Princeton Tigers, as the Ivies saw 13 of their players taken in the Major League Baseball draft last week. Perhaps even more impressive was the showing of Ivy champ and NCAA tourney representative Princeton, which had five players taken in the first 20 rounds, including OF B.J. Syzmanski in the second round and P Ross Ohlendorf in the fourth round. Many Ivies had players taken, and it will be interesting to see how many of the four Princeton juniors taken in the first 20 rounds (2B Steve Young graduated) will sign and forfeit the remainder of their eligibility. SportsProf believes that Syzmanski and Ohlendorf will sign, but that OF/DH Will Venable will not, thereby ensuring his return to the defending Ivy champ basketball team, and that C Tim Lahey, a power hitter, will not sign either.