Thursday, June 7, 2012

MU in the Draft: Press Clippings & Crowds

♦ From Brown and Garcia have already signed with the Atlanta Braves while Holovach has yet to decide whether or not to come back to school for his senior season.

♦ From Twitter:  It's official! The contract has been signed! @B_Turner18 is a member of the ‪#giants‬ organization!

♦ Since MU recruit Alec Rash was drafted by the Phillies in the 2nd round, he's received a level of attention he's not w uite used to, as evident in tweets from yesterday:
@BlakeAnderson: Off to Adel to watch Alec Rash throw. Phillies 2nd round pick this past week. Kid pushes the radar gun upwards of 95 mph

@bpmccauley: Huge overflow crowd in Adel to see MLB draftee Alec Rash pitch tonight.

@andrewcdowns: Alec Rash hit 4 batters in one inning tonight? Perfect fit for the Phillies.

@alecrash19: All those kids asking for autographs after the game tonight made my night
Phillies draft choice so-so vs. No. 4 Dallas Center-Grimes (Des Moines Register)
Alec Rash’s promise and potential made him one of the most coveted high school players in the nation.

On Wednesday, he showed that’s all it is right now — potential.
. . .
A member of the Phillies organization was in attendance watching one of the organization’s top picks.

Rash, who has committed to playing baseball at Missouri, said he planned to meet with Phillies officials this morning to discuss his future.
Tate taken (Creve Couer Patch)
A pair of Westminster Christian Academy baseball players who played most or all of their high school careers when the school was located in Creve Coeur received the biggest call of their baseball lives Wednesday when they learned they had been selected on the third day of Major League Baseball's Entry Draft.

Ben Turner, a senior catcher at the University of Missouri who starred for the Wildcats at Westminster, was selected by the San Francisco Giants with the 658th pick overall ( Round). Turner's brother Jacob, another former Westminster star, is a pitcher in the Detroit Tigers organization.

In what may be one of the more intriguing selections, the St. Louis Cardinals selected Westminster Senior Tate Matheny, son of Cardinals manager Mike Matheny.

Three Missouri baseball players picked up on final day of draft (Columbia Missourian)

Turner tabbed by Giants (St. Louis Post Dispatch)

James Hudelson becomes second Statesmen drafted by White Sox in MLB Draft (
The Columbia, Mo. native was a specialist out of the bullpen for the Statesmen, making appearances in 14 games for the Green and White this season. Hudelson, primarily used a setup man, had a 1-0 record with a save to go along with 26 strikeouts and a .197 batting average against. In 20 1-3 innings pitched, the senior right hander gave up only seven walks.

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