June 10, 2009
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue's Dan Black was selected by the Chicago White Sox with the 433rd overall pick in the 14th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft on Wednesday. The selection is a 21-round improvement from a year ago when he was taken in the 35th round by San Francisco.
Black, who did not sign with the Giants and returned to Purdue for his junior year, hit .310 for the Boilermakers in 2009 while leading the team in both home runs (15) and RBIs (51). He tied the Big Ten season record for walks with 62 free passes and led the conference with .518 on base percentage.
Black is a career .313 hitter in 152 games played with the Boilers and is second all-time at Purdue in home runs (36) and sixth in RBIs (146).