June 8, 2011
OXFORD, Ohio -- Miami's Adam Weisenburger and Tyler Melling have been selected Wednesday in the 2011 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft. They are the 68th and 69th players from the school ever drafted and the 13th and 14th in the tenure of Head Coach Dan Simonds.
Weisenburger, a native of Plymouth, Minn., was taken in the 34th round (pick number 1031) by the Milwaukee Brewers, while Melling went in the 39th round (No. 1190) to the St. Louis Cardinals.
Weisenburger completed his career with the RedHawks last month. He played in 154 games during his career, starting 132. He holds a career batting average of .298 with 16 home runs and 92 runs batted in.
A mainstay behind the plate the last two years, Weisenburger hit .298 as a senior, registering 16 multiple-hit games, including a career-high tying four hits against Xavier on April 13. He finished tied for second among RedHawks with seven home runs, while also tallying 11 doubles. He led the club in on-base percentage at .408.
More importantly, he was a team leader, serving as one of the captains in each of the last two years and called a majority of pitches. He fielded at a .982 clip during his career, recording only 16 errors in 908 career chances.
Weisenburger was the sixth catcher selected by the Brewers in 2011, including three high schoolers and a college junior. The organization has rookie-level teams in Helena, Mont. (Pioneer League) and Arizona (Arizona League).
Melling enjoyed his best season in 2011, posting an 8-2 record and 3.51 ERA. He struck out 72 batters, while walking just 14. He worked 89.2 innings, allowing 85 hits and 42 runs (35 earned). He opened 15 games as a senior.
Over his four years, the Bellefontaine native posted a 19-15 record and 5.17 ERA. He stands fifth all-time at Miami in innings pitched at 287.0, while adding 201 strikeouts against 76 walks.
St. Louis has rookie-level affiliates in Batavia, N.Y. (New York-Penn League/Class A Short Season), Johnson City, Tenn. (Appalachian League/Rookie) and in the Gulf Coast Rookie League.