CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Two members of the Harvard baseball team heard their names called in the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft on Wednesday as RHP Tanner Anderson and CF Mike Martin were selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Oakland Athletics, respectively.
The Pirates selected Anderson in the 20th round (No. 607 overall), while Martin got the call from the A's in the 33rd round (998 overall). The duo become the 51st and 52nd Crimson taken in the MLB Draft, and first since Brent Suter (31st round, Milwaukee Brewers), Andrew Ferreira (32nd round, Minnesota Twins) and Jeff Reynolds (38th round, New York Mets) were a part of the 2012 draft class.
Anderson finished his four years in Cambridge with 4-13 record and 5.41 ERA, but enjoyed a rather successful senior campaign. The Tampa, Florida, native saw action in 13 games on the mound, six of which were starts. He was 0-4 on the year with a career-best 4.08 ERA, earning four saves and striking out a career-high 22 batters in 46.1 innings of work. Anderson also was a great presence at the plate for Harvard for four seasons, batting .278 (54-for-194) with 24 runs scored and 29 RBI.
Martin, honored by the Ivy League and NEIBA this year for his success on the diamond this season, finishes his career with a very respectable .291 average (161-for-553), 99 runs scored, 50 runs batted in, 23 doubles, eight triples and seven home runs. He was a terror on the basepaths as well, stealing a whopping 56 bags in four seasons. In 2015, Martin set career marks in at bats (153), hits (46), home runs (3), RBI (18) and stolen bags (19).