Three ‘Runners Selected in MLB Draft

Three ‘Runners Selected in MLB Draft

The 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft was conducted this weekend and three UTSA Roadrunners were selected.

Three members of the 2013 UTSA Baseball team were drafted by MLB teams this weekend: Daniel Rockett, Riley Good, and Clint Sharp.

Daniel Rockett, Outfielder

Rockett was drafted in the 9th round, pick 264 overall, by the Kansas City Royals. In his senior campaign with UTSA, Rockett batted .328 with 10 homers and 48 RIBs.

Riley Good, Outfielder

Good was drafted in the 14th round, pick 427 overall, by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Good hit .335 with two homers and 33 RBIs as a junior for UTSA.

Clint Sharp, Pitcher

Sharp was drafted in the 38th round, pick 1,147 overall, by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The senior righty recorded 21 strikeouts in 34 innings in 16 game appearances.

The First-Year Player Draft for the Major Leagues is held every year in June. All of the MLB teams select players in order by their won-lost records at the close of the previous regular season.

Only certain players can be drafted. According to Major League Baseball there are three basic categories: High school players; College players, from four-year colleges who have either completed their junior or senior years or are at least 21 years old; and Junior college players.

As a general rule, MLB teams retain the rights to players until August. A player who is drafted does not have to sign with the MLB team that selected him. As long as the player remains eligible, a player can be drafted in the following year's Draft.

According to UTSA Athletics, a total of 27 players have been drafted in UTSA Baseball's 22-year history.

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