Missouri State baseball standouts Eric Cheray and Cody Schumacher were chosen on the third and final day of the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. The Oakland Athletics selected Cheray in the 17th round with the 522nd overall pick before the St. Louis Cardinals picked Schumacher in the 36th round (1095th overall) of the 40-round amateur draft on June 7.
With the selections of the two Topeka, Kansas, products, Missouri State extended an impressive string of talent production that has resulted in at least one Bear being picked in 28 of the last 29 MLB Drafts dating back to 1986.
Overall, the Bears have produced 128 players who have gone on to sign professional contracts over their 51 years as a varsity program, including 108 during Keith Guttin's 32-year tenure as head coach. Read more.