7 players selected in MLB Draft
06.18.2018 | By First Last
HOUSTON – Seven San Jacinto College baseball players were selected in the Major League Baseball (MLB) First-Year Player Draft.
Coming off a season in which San Jac finished 52-15 overall and advanced to the semifinals of the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series, seven student-athletes received word last week that they were drafted to major league teams.
Rylan Kaufman, a freshman left handed pitcher, was San Jac’s highest selected player. The Kansas City Royalsselected the Friendswood, Texas (Friendswood HS) native in the 12thround. Kaufman was 7-1 on the year with two complete games. He owned a 2.158 ERA in 53.2 innings pitched.
The Los Angeles Dodgersselected highly touted right hander Trey Dillard, a freshman from Phoenix, Arizona (Desert Mountain HS). Dillard, selected in the 16thround, saw action in 18 games, pitching 21 innings with an ERA of 1.71. His seven saves were 19thbest in the country.
Sophomore Herbert Iser, this year’s Alpine Bank JUCO World Series all-tournament team designated hitter selection, was picked in the 24thround by the Baltimore Orioles. The catcher / 1B from Kissimmee, Florida (Osceola HS), hit .322 on the year. In 180 at-bats, he produced 589 hits, including seven doubles, two triples and 11 home runs. Defensively, he was third in the nation in put outs with 416 total.
Sophomore RHP Mike Pascoe(Arlington, New York / Wallace – Dothan HS) was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 24thround, and soon thereafter signed his major league contract. Pascoe appeared in 14 games (15.1 innings pitched) with one win and an ERA of 2.35.
The St. Louis Cardinals selected Humble’sAlerick Soularie(Atascocita HS) in the 29thround. The freshman was second on the team in hitting at .402 in 184 at-bats. He had 10 homeruns, third on the team, and knocked in 47 runs. He was also tied for first on the team in doubles with 17.
Sophomore RHP Chris Robertswent in the 35thround to the San Francisco Giants. The Baytown native (Ross Sterling HS) saw 17 appearances in 19.2 innings pitched with one save, striking out 22 with a 6.86 ERA.
The Dodgers also selected sophomore Jordan Myrowin the 39thround. Myrow is the godson of Dodgers manager Dave Roberts. He was third on this year’s team with a .373 batting average in 118 at-bats. Myrow had 44 hits including 8 doubles and 8 homeruns, with 32 RBIs. Learn more about Jordan Myrow’s road to the major leagues in this story from Jason Bristol at KHOU.
For more information about San Jacinto College athletics, visit sanjacsports.com.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. As a fiscally sound institution, the College currently holds bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s, respectively. San Jacinto College is a 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Rising Star Award recipient and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. Approximately 45,000 credit and non-credit students each year benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success. The College offers eight areas of study that prepare a diverse body of students to transfer to four-year colleges or universities or enter the workforce with the skills needed to support the growing industries along the Texas Gulf Coast. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.