June 13, 2012
SEATTLE - All four Washington baseball players who were taken in last week's Major League Baseball Draft have signed professional contracts with their respective organizations.
Third baseman Jacob Lamb was drafted by the Diamondbacks in the sixth round, the highest-drafted Husky since 2007. Both Aaron West and Chase Anselment were taken in the 17th round. West, a right-handed pitcher, went to the Astros while Anselment, a catcher and outfielder, was chosen by the Braves. Senior catcher B.K. Santy was selected by the Twins in the 30th round.
"We're happy for all four of them," said UW head coach Lindsay Meggs. "We're excited to see how their first season in pro ball goes and optimistic that they're all going to do great things."
The short-season, single-A minor leagues (Northwest and New York-Penn) and rookie leagues (Pioneer, Appalachian, Arizona and Gulf Coast), the most likely landing spots for newly-drafted players, all begin play in the next week or so. None of the teams, however, have posted their official rosters yet.
To follow along, check out Minor League Baseball's official website, MILB.com.