June 9, 2010
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - Three additional Matadors were drafted in day three of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft as first baseman Dominic D'Anna, outfielder Drew Muren, and shortstop Brad Decater were selected in the final day of the 2010 MLB Draft.
D'Anna was the first to receive the good news as he was selected with the 937th pick in the 31st round by the Cincinnati Reds Tuesday morning. Muren was selected shortly thereafter in the 35th round by the Pittsburgh Pirates with the 1,047th pick, with Decater selected with the 1,078th pick the very next round by the Baltimore Orioles.
Possessing the longest hit streak of the season at 18 games, D'Anna was one of two Matadors who competed in all 56 games this season, earning a spot in the starting line-up in every game but one.
Selected to the 2010 All-Big West Honorable Mention team, he ended the 2010 season with a team-high 17 doubles, and finished with the second-highest mark on the team with eight home runs, 47 RBIs, and .338 batting average.
Against his Big West peers, D'Anna finshed tied for the fifth-highest total of sacrifice flies with five, finished sixth with 26 walks and 469 putouts,tied for the eighth-highest total number of home runs hit with eight,the ninth-highest total of RBIs in the Big West
Returning from his redshirt season, Muren started in 51 of the 52 games played this season, hit .290, and improved his numbers at the plate across the board compared to his statistics earned during freshman year.
In his 207 at-bats, he scored 47 runs, a total that ranks him second overall on the team, and finished with 60 hits, nine doubles, two triples, three home runs, and drove in 21 batters. After stealing only two bases in 2008, the centerfielder stole 13 bases out of 16 attempts to finish with the third-highest number of steals on the team, and eighth-highest total in the conference.
Transferring to CSUN from Cuesta College this season, Decater finished his debut season with the Matadors batting .319, had 29 hits, four doubles, four home runs, and drove in 23 runs in his 91 at-bats.
Starting in 26 of the 32 games he competed in, Decated split his time at the Matadors' primary designated hitter and at shortstop, spending a handful of games in the outfield as well.