Former Fox Valley Lutheran baseball standout Dan Gulbransen was the first
player selected on the 3rd and final day of the Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft.
Gulbransen went in round 16 to the Houston Astros. He’s played the last three years collegiately at Jacksonville University.
Gulbransen hit .324 with 67 hits, 6 home runs and 33 RBI. He led the Dolphins with 21 multiple-hit games.
Gulbransen currently ranks fifth on Jacksonville’s all-time list in walks (118), seventh in doubles (44) and eighth in hits (230).
Gulbransen is also one of 19 finalists for the “Fans Choice Award” presented by TD Ameritrade. The “Fan’s Choice Award recognizes college baseball players who are positive role models both on and off the field.
Gulbransen was in Houston to work out for the Astros last week.
Gulbransen said he expects to finalize contract terms and sign his first pro contract in the next day or two.
Gulbransen earned first-team all-Atlantic Sun Conference honors for three straight seasons.
Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke and Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum saw their son’s get selected by their respective teams yesterday.
The Brewers took Lance Roenicke, an outfielder from UC Santa Barbara, in the 25th round.
The Cubs used the 39th round selection on Rustin Sveum, a high school infielder from Arizona. Dale Sveum said his son will go to college and not sign right away with the Cubs.