Tuesday, January 23

Starting pitcher Jake Bird was not drafted by an MLB team, so he will be playing his senior season as a Bruin next year. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

UCLA baseball loses two recruits, keeps Bird after MLB Draft

UCLA baseball wasn’t able to hold on to its two top recruits this year, but coach John Savage saw that coming. “It was completely predictable,” Savage said. Read more...

Photo: Starting pitcher Jake Bird was not drafted by an MLB team, so he will be playing his senior season as a Bruin next year. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Starting pitcher Jake Bird was not drafted by an MLB team, so he will be playing his senior season as a Bruin next year. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

No UCLA baseball player will ever wear the No. 42, which is also retired across professional baseball. But other teams in college baseball have players who wear the storied number. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Gott’s Thoughts: College baseball needs to retire the No. 42 jersey to honor Robinson

It just doesn’t look right. There’s something about the No. 42 on a baseball uniform that will always seem out of place. But there’s still a place for the number that has been retired across MLB, minor league baseball and UCLA Athletics: college baseball. Read more...

Photo: No UCLA baseball player will ever wear the No. 42, which is also retired across professional baseball. But other teams in college baseball have players who wear the storied number. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

No UCLA baseball player will ever wear the No. 42, which is also retired across professional baseball. But other teams in college baseball have players who wear the storied number. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Junior Friday starter Griffin Canning was the first of six Bruins off the board at this year's MLB draft. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Six Bruin baseball players selected in 2017 MLB draft

Six UCLA baseball players were selected in this year’s MLB draft from June 12-14, one more than in last season’s draft. Ace Griffin Canning, a projected first-round pick, slid to the second round and was selected by the Los Angeles Angels in the 47th pick overall. Read more...

Photo: Junior Friday starter Griffin Canning was the first of six Bruins off the board at this year's MLB draft. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Junior Friday starter Griffin Canning was the first of six Bruins off the board at this year's MLB draft. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)




Junior pitcher Griffin Canning went 7-4 this season and led the UCLA baseball team with a 2.34 ERA. He also threw four complete games and led the Bruins with 140 strikeouts in 2017. Canning is projected to be a mid-first-round pick in the MLB Draft, which starts Monday.
(Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Pitcher Griffin Canning rises from humble beginnings, enters MLB Draft

Griffin Canning’s college career is over, but his pitching career isn’t. The UCLA baseball ace wasn’t a touted prospect in either high school or college. But after enjoying a career season in 2017, the junior is a projected first-round pick in Monday’s MLB Draft. Read more...

Photo: Junior pitcher Griffin Canning went 7-4 this season and led the UCLA baseball team with a 2.34 ERA. He also threw four complete games and led the Bruins with 140 strikeouts in 2017. Canning is projected to be a mid-first-round pick in the MLB Draft, which starts Monday. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Junior pitcher Griffin Canning went 7-4 this season and led the UCLA baseball team with a 2.34 ERA. He also threw four complete games and led the Bruins with 140 strikeouts in 2017. Canning is projected to be a mid-first-round pick in the MLB Draft, which starts Monday.
(Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)


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