Lamb Drafted By Arizona In 6th Round
June 5, 2012
SEATTLE - Washington third baseman Jacob Lamb was selected in the sixth round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft, which completed its second day Tuesday.
Lamb, a junior from Seattle's Bishop Blanchet High School, was chosen by the Arizona Diamondbacks with the 213th overall selection. He'd previously been taken by the Pirates in the 38th round of the 2009 draft, coming out of high school.
A three-time honorable mention All-Pac-12/Pac-10 selection and a freshman All-America in 2010, Lamb started 162 of a possible 165 games during his three-year career, batting over .300 in all three seasons for a career average of .326.
In 2012, Lamb led the Huskies in doubles, runs batted in and walks, as well as on-base percentage.
Lamb is the highest-drafted Husky since 2007, when Nick Hagadone was taken by the Red Sox with the 55th overall pick (first compensation round, between first and second rounds proper).
MLB held rounds two through 15 of the 40-round draft on Tuesday. Rounds 16 through 40 will be held on Wednesday.