Muenster Taken by Reds in MLB Draft

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State third baseman Adam Muenster became the second Wildcat taken in the 2010 Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft as the Cincinnati Reds selected him with the 12th pick of the 29th round (No. 877 overall) Tuesday evening.

Muenster is the sixth Kansas State ever player taken by the organization and joins Carter Jurica (third round, No. 105) as the current Wildcats drafted in the first 30 rounds of this year's draft.

A fifth-year senior, Muenster enjoyed the best season of his career as he hit .381 with 21 doubles, three home runs, 33 RBI, 65 runs scored and 26 stolen bases in 2010. The Omaha, Neb., product recorded 94 hits, which was third in school history and just three shy of Heath Schesser's school record of 97 in 1997. His 21 doubles were also third-best at K-State, while he also placed in the top 10 in runs (fourth), steals (seventh) and on-base percentage (10th; .476).

Muenster was especially tough on Big 12 pitching during his final campaign in Manhattan as he hit .434 (46-for-106) to tie for fifth in Big 12 history en route to First Team All-Big 12 honors.

Muenster's play this season also propelled him into the top 10 in many career lists at Kansas State, including the top mark in stolen bases with 78. He also ranks in the top 10 in singles (second; 183), walks (third; 122), sacrifice hits (third; 19), games started (fourth; 209), at-bats (fourth; 755), hits (sixth; 239), games played (sixth; 196), doubles (eighth; 44), runs scored (eighth; 161) and total bases (10th; 313).

Muenster and Jurica were joined by incoming freshman Mason Justice as part of K-State's draft class through the first 30 rounds. Justice, a right-handed pitcher from Holland Hall High School in Tulsa, Okla., was drafted in the 21st round by Boston with the 653rd overall pick.

The 2010 Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft concludes Wednesday with Rounds 31-50. Live coverage of the event is available at www.mlb.com.