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June 9, 2010

Schuler selected in 37th round of 2010 MLB First-Year Player Draft by Philadelphia Phillies

GOLDEN, Colo. – Colorado School of Mines’ Marshall Schuler was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 37th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Wednesday, June 9th.

Schuler, a 6’0”, 170-lb. right-handed pitcher who hails from Anaheim, Calif. (Katella High School), was the 1,131st overall pick in the 2010 MLB First-Year Player Draft.

During his four-year (2007-10) collegiate career at Colorado School of Mines (NCAA Division II), Schuler pitched in 68 total games and started on the mound in 20 contests.  Schuler, who had three complete games at CSM, converted 14 career saves for the Orediggers.  In 154.0 innings of work, Schuler recorded 142 strikeouts.

A Second Team All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference selection following his sophomore season in 2008, Schuler was a unanimous Pre-Season All-RMAC pick prior to his junior campaign in 2009.  Schuler, who majored in Economics and Business at Colorado School of Mines, served as one of the Orediggers’ team captains in 2010.

Schuler is believed to be just the third-ever CSM baseball player selected in the MLB First-Year Player Draft.

Former Orediggers Mike Collodi (OF / C; 28th round & 629th overall pick) and Nelson King (P / OF; 40th round & 766th overall pick) were both drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 1972 MLB First-Year Player Draft.  Collodi was also selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates (6th round / 89th overall pick) in the 1973 MLB January Secondary Draft.

For more information, please visit www.csmorediggers.com or contact CSM Sports Information Director Jeff Duggan at jduggan@mines.edu.

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