Logan, Garcia Taken During Second Day of MLB Draft

UH Boasts Four Players Taken in Draft

Isa Garcia

Isa Garcia

June 7, 2006

HOUSTON - University of Houston senior catcher Brett Logan and senior infielder Isa Garcia were selected Tuesday during the final day of Major League Baseball's amateur draft.

Logan was taken in the 26th round by the Washington Nationals with the 781st pick, while Garcia was selected in the 34th round with the 1,036th pick by the St. Louis Cardinals.

Logan was one of only two three-year letterwinners on the team and batted .284 with nine RBIs and four stolen bases in 2006.

The Brenham, Texas, native was a defensive stalwart behind the plate throughout his career, ending his collegiate career as the program's all-time leader with 1,409 total chances and 1,246 putouts.

Garcia joined the Cougars for the first time in 2006 as a transfer and made an immediate impact. The Houston native batted .357 to lead the Cougars, more than 30 points ahead of his closest competitor.

He also added team highs of 51 runs and 19 stolen bases and became the first player in more than seven years to hit for the cycle when he accomplished that feat at Conference USA rival East Carolina on April 1.

Garcia was a member of the All-Conference USA First Team and the C-USA All-Tournament Team, joining junior righthander Brad Lincoln as the only UH players to be honored on both postseason squads.

Logan and Garcia became the third and fourth Cougar players to be taken in the 2006 MLB amateur draft. They joined Lincoln, who was taken with the No. 4 overall pick by the Pittsburgh Pirates, and senior outfielder Matt Weston, who was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 12th round.

Signee John Touchton, a righthander at Kingwood High School, was taken in the 35th round by the Cincinnati Reds.

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