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Indians select Univ of Virgina OF Michael Papi with second-round pick (No. 38)

By Stephanie Storm Published: June 5, 2014

With their first selection of the second round (No. 38th overall), the Indians picked up another outfielder in Michael Papi from the University of Virgina. The Cavailers are in the midst of postseason play, and will Face Maryland this weekend in the NCAA Super Regional.

Papi, 21, is a junior currently batting .297 with nine doubles, 11 home runs, 51 RBI and 51 runs scored in 60 games for the Cavaliers. A Pennsylvania native, the 6-foot-3, 210-pound outfielder/first baseman owns a three-year batting average of .324 with 32 doubles 19 home runs, 125 RBI in 150 games.

As a sophomore, Papi was the Atlantic Coast Conference 2013 batting champion with a league-leading .381 batting average and a .517 on-base percentage. He was also second in the league with a .619 slugging percentage, and was tabbed as a First-Team All-American by American Baseball Coaches Association and Baseball America and was an All-ACC First Team selection.

“Extremely blessed to be a @Indians and a huge thank you to all my supporters,” Papi Tweeted. “But we still have some #UvaBase business to take care of.”

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