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Stowers Drafted

STANFORD, Calif. – Junior outfielder Kyle Stowers was drafted 71st overall in the second round of the Major League Baseball Draft on Monday.

Stowers, who hails from El Cajon, was picked in the competitive balance Round 2 of the draft during the fifth inning of No. 4 Stanford's 9-7 win over Fresno State on Monday night, which clinched the Cardinal's first trip to a Super Regional since 2014.

A preseason All-American by Baseball America, Stowers earned All-Pac-12 honorable mention and All-Defense honors in 2019. In 53 games this season, Stowers is batting .305/.371/.519 with eight home runs, 38 runs, 38 RBI, 19 doubles and 13 stolen bases.

Stowers is the 45th player in program history to be picked in the first two rounds of the draft – last season, Nico Hoerner and Kris Bubic were each picked in the first round.

The MLB Draft continues Tuesday with Rounds 3-10 airing on MLB.com at 10 a.m. PT. Rounds 11-40 will being at 9 a.m. on Wednesday.