Branton, Kinamon Drafted

STANFORD, Calif. – Infielders Beau Branton and Duke Kinamon were selected in the Major League Baseball Draft on Wednesday.

Branton, who hails from Punahou, Hawaii, was picked 838th overall in the 28th round by the Seattle Mariners. He appeared in 53 games for the Pac-12 Conference Champion Cardinal, making 44 starts at second base. He led the team in batting average (.353) and on-base percentage (.431), pitching in 36 runs and 22 RBI while serving as Stanford's leadoff hitter.

Kinamon, native to Peachtree City, Georgia, was picked 1010th overall in the 34th round by the New York Mets. He missed all of 2018 through injury. He was an All-Pac-12 selection in 2017, leading the conference with 188 assists while starting all 58 games at second base. He ranked third in the Pac-12 with 15 steals, batting .284 with three home runs, 11 doubles, 22 RBI and a .379 slugging percentage.

Nico Hoerner, Kris Bubic and Tristan Beck were picked on the first two days of the draft. Hoerner went 24th overall in the first round to the Chicago Cubs, Bubic was picked 40th overall in the Competitive Balance Round-A by the Kansas City Royals and Beck was picked 112th overall in the fourth round by the Atlanta Braves.