Pitcher? Hitter? Both? MLB draft marked by two-way players

Having already set the standard as the only two-time victor of the John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award in 2015 and 2016, University of Louisville junior lefthanded pitcher and first baseman Brendan McKay took it to another level Monday earning the honor for a third consecutive season as the 2017 recipient.

A Darlington, Pennsylvania native, McKay has shown how dynamic of a player he has been - and can be in the big leagues - after being regarded as the best two-player the last three seasons in college baseball and establishing himself as one of best college players of all-time.

McKay watched the draft from Louisville, where his team is preparing for the College World Series. He holds Louisville school records for strikeouts in a single season (140) and a career (385), but Tampa designated him as a hitter. The Cardinals (52-10) will compete in Omaha, Neb., this weekend.

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McKay will become the sixth player to be selected out of the WPIAL in the first round of the MLB Draft and if he's selected No. 6 or higher, he'll eclipse Knoch's Scot Thompson as the highest-drafted former WPIAL baseball player. Following his mid-season return Rasmussen has posted a 3-0 record with an ERA of just 0.83.

As a hitter, McKay has a.343 batting average, 17 home runs, 13 doubles, 56 RBIs and a.464 on-base percentage this season. This is McKay's fourth major award in 2017 as he is also the ACC Player of the Year and national Player of the Year by Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball newspaper.

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