Vedo Selected in MLB Draft

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - UC Santa Barbara right-handed pitcher Matt Vedo was chosen on Wednesday, the final day of the Major League Baseball First Year Draft, bringing the total number of Gauchos selected to three.

Vedo was taken in the 49th round (1,485 overall) by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Vedo joins Jesse Meaux (19th round, Colorado Rockies) and Mark Haddow (24th round, Chicago White Sox) as the Gauchos who were drafted on Tuesday.

This past season Vedo was 6-6 with a 4.32 ERA in 16 starts, throwing three complete games. He led the team in strikeouts, punching out 64 hitters in 85.1 innings pitched.

The Colusa, Calif. native was brilliant at times - he came one out away from throwing a no-hitter on March 19 vs. Nevada; he pitched a complete-game shutout on May 28 vs. Pacific; and he allowed one hit in eight innings of a 1-0 win over UC Davis on May 21.