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Three UW Players Picked in Baseball Draft
Release: 06/21/1999
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June 2, 1999

SEATTLE - Three Washington baseball players were selected within the first four rounds of the annual amateur baseball draft, which began Wednesday.

Right-handed pitchers Jeff Heaverlo and Travis Anderson, and catcher/outfielder Dominic Woody, were the three Huskies taken so far. The draft, which consists of 50 rounds, will continue Thursday.

Heaverlo, a junior from Ephrata, Wash., was selected by the Seattle Mariners with the 33rd pick of the draft during the supplemental round, which falls between the first and second rounds. The All-Pac-10 first-team and All-America second-teamer led the Huskies with a 10-4 record in 1999 and holds the UW records for single-season and career strikeouts with 131 and 303, respectively. His father, Dave Heaverlo, played seven seasons in the majors for San Francisco, Oakland and Seattle.

As the 33rd pick, Heaverlo was drafted higher than any Husky ever. Both Kevin Stocker (1991 draft) and Chris Magruder (1998) were second-rounders.

Anderson, a junior from Belleuve, Wash. (Newport High), earned a reputation for having one of the hardest fastballs in the Pac-10. The former walkon was selected by the Houston Astros in the second round with the 80th overall pick. Anderson went 2-2 with a 7.20 earned run average in 1999.

Woody, a junior from Richland, Wash., was selected by the Florida Marlins with the second pick in the fourth round (116th pick overall). Woody broke the UW single-season record for home runs with 19 in 1999, while also tying the school's RBI record with 73.

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