The Kentucky Wildcats saw another junior taken in this year's MLB draft after centerfielder Kyle Barrett was selected in the 15th round by the Miami Marlins.
Barrett was taken No. 446 overall after leading the SEC in hits this past season. Working as UK's lead-off hitter, Barrett hit .354 in 53 games with 84 hits leading the SEC in the regular season. He finished with 12 doubles, three triples, one homer and 26 RBI, stealing seven bases.
Barrett also reached base safely in 44 of his 52 starts and in 111 of his 129 games. In his three-year career, Barrett has a .324 average with 106 runs, 174 hits, two homers, 59 RBI and stole 21 bases. With 174 hits in his career, Barrett ranks 22nd in UK history.
Barrett was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team in 2013 after hitting .349 to lead the club, adding 14 RBI and four steals. In 2014, Barrett batted .253 with six doubles, one homer, 19 RBI and stole 10 bases. .