June 8, 2010
NEW ORLEANS - The Tulane baseball program added another draft pick to their already impressive list of players that have gone on to play professional baseball, as redshirt-sophomore Rob Segedin was selected by the New York Yankees with the 112th pick in the third round. The right-handed hitter is the 90th player drafted in Tulane history and gives the Olive and Blue at least one player taken 16 of the last 17 drafts.
Segedin had one of the most prolific seasons at the plate in Green Wave history, batting .434 with 14 home runs, 54 RBI's and 33 walks. He reached base at a .516 clip and paced Conference USA with 29 doubles. Along with pacing the club in the aforementioned categories, the Old Tappan, N.J. native also led the club in hits (92), runs scored (55) and total bases (167). His batting average ranks second on the single season charts, while he is tied for second in doubles and third in both slugging and on-base percentage.
Under head coach Rick Jones, the program has seen 44 players selected in the draft, including at least one player in each of the last 15 drafts. He is the tenth player under Jones to be selected in the top three rounds of the draft and is the first player since Andy Cannizaro to be drafted by the New York Yankees.
Segedin compiled some lofty numbers during his first two full seasons on campus, driving in 117 RBI's, scoring 95 runs and cranking out 171 hits. Of his 171 hits, 50 were doubles, three were triples and he had 20 home runs. He earned Freshman All-American honors in 2008, along with Second Team All-American honors from Rivals.com, and was a First Team All-Conference USA selection this season.