By TOM ZEBOLD
USF Senior Writer
TAMPA - Andrew Barbosa was the third Bull to hear his named called in the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft on Wednesday when the Arizona Diamondbacks selected him in the 36th round (1,113th overall).
Junior reliever Austin Adams started things off for USF on Tuesday when he was drafted in the eighth round by the Angels. Senior right-hander Derrick Stultz also was selected on Tuesday when the Diamondbacks picked him up in the 14th round.
Barbosa was advertised as USF's Friday night ace this season and he backed it up by posting a 2.75 earned run average with a Big East-best 110 strikeouts in 95 innings. He was named to the All-Big East first team after missing most of the 2011 season with an elbow injury.
This marks the third time that Barbosa has been drafted in his career. The San Juan, Puerto Rico native was selected twice by the San Francisco Giants, going in the 15th round in 2006 and in the 48th round the following year.