June 10, 2010 Contact: Scott Jamison 352.395.5616 email@example.com
WISE, CUMMINGS, FOUR SIGNEES SELECTED IN MLB DRAFT
Gainesville, FL – Current and future Santa Fe Saints baseball players were well represented in the 2010 Major League Baseball First Year Player’s Draft, as six student athletes were picked by MLB teams over the 50 round draft on June 7-9.
Sophomore starting pitcher Ken Wise and redshirt outfielder Justin Cummings were the two current Saints drafted along with four 2010-11 signees.
Wise was selected in the 19th round (pick 568) by the Baltimore Orioles. He started 12 games for SF in 2010, finishing with a 5-2 record, 4.20 ERA and 60 strikeouts in 60 innings pitched.
Cummings, who was not on the active roster for the 2010 season, was selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 39th round (pick 1191).
Colin Richardson, a right handed pitcher from Winter Haven High School was the first SF signee drafted, going in the 14th round (pick 430) to the Chicago Cubs. Richardson finished his senior season with impressive stats, going 11-2 with 136 strikeouts, 11 walks and only surrendered six earned runs all season.
Another right handed pitcher, Alec Asher, was drafted in the 23rd round (pick 708) by the San Francisco Giants. Asher, a 6’4″ power pitcher, completed his senior year at Lakeland High School with a 0.95 ERA in 58.1 innings pitched with 71 strikeouts.
Outfielder Kelvin Mention, from Brooks De Bartolo Collegiate High School in Tampa, was selected by the Minnesota Twins in the 36th round (pick 1095). Mention hit .407 with four homeruns and 14 RBI in 59 at bats his senior year and was 29-of-33 stealing bases.
The final SF signee drafted was 6’3″ left handed pitcher Christopher Lee from Robinson High School in Tampa. The Chicago White Sox selected Lee in the 37th round (pick 1118). He had a 4.03 ERA with 48 strikeouts in 33 innings pitched his senior year.
The deadline for drafted players to sign a contract with the team that they were selected by is August 15.