Texas closer Corey Knebel selected 39th overall by the Detroit Tigers in 2013 MLB Draft


Junior Corey Knebel was selected in the Competitive Balance Round A by the Detroit Tigers, 39th overall of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft. 

The junior from Georgetown closed for the Longhorns this season and led the team with nine saves and is second all-time in Texas history with 37 career saves. Knebel compiled a 3-4 record with a 3.38 ERA. Opposing batters hit just .179 against Knebel in 2013 and .175 against him over his entire career. While at Texas, Knebel compiled a 10-11 record over three years with a 2.07 ERA. 

Incoming freshman Trey Ball was the only incoming freshman selected in the first two rounds of Thursday's draft. Ball, a pitcher from New Castle, Ind., was selected seventh overall by the Boston Red Sox.