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K-State’s Ross Kivett, Mitch Meyer chosen on day two of MLB draft

K-State’s Ross Kivett (right)
K-State’s Ross Kivett (right) The Wichita Eagle

Kansas State’s Ross Kivett and Mitch Meyer were selected Friday on day two of the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

Kivett, 22, batted .333 with a team-high four home runs and 33 RBIs last season for the Wildcats. He played infield in college but was drafted as a center fielder

He was drafted by Cleveland in the 10th round last season but elected to return for his senior season.

Kivett, the 2013 Big 12 player of the year, socked 13 doubles, helping fuel a team-best .462 slugging percentage, and stole a team-leading 21 bases in 22 attempts. He is K-State’s career leader with 80 steals.

A right fielder, Meyer, 22, bats from the left side and hit .264 with eight doubles, three home runs and 26 RBIs.