Ohio State's Alex Wimmers and Minnesota's Michael Kvasnicka were selected on Day 1 of the 2010 MLB First-Year Player Draft on Monday.
Wimmers went in the first round to the Minnesota Twins with the 21st overall pick. The right-hander is the Big Ten's highest draft selection since former Buckeye Nick Swisher went 16th overall in 2002.
Kvasnicka was the first pick in the supplemental first round, going to the Houston Astros with the No. 33 selection. He is the highest Gopher taken in the draft since Glenn Perkins went 22nd overall in 2004.
This marks the second consecutive year that the Big Ten has had multiple players taken in the first or supplemental first rounds. Last year, Indiana's Eric Arnett went 26th overall, while the Hoosiers' Josh Phegley and Matt Bashore were compensation selections. This year also marks the first time since the 1990 and 1991 drafts that the Big Ten has had a first-round picks in back-to-back seasons.
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