West, Anselment, Santy Taken In MLB Draft
June 6, 2012
On Tuesday, Husky third baseman Jacob Lamb was chosen by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the sixth round of the annual draft. Additionally, two members of the Huskies' incoming freshman class for the 2013 season, Braden Bishop and Austin Rei, were selected on day three.
West, a fourth-year junior pitcher from Snohomish (Wash.) High was drafted by the Astros with the first pick of the 17th round, the 519th overall selection. The right-hander spent the 2012 season as the Huskies' ace, finishing the year with a 7-5 record and a stellar 2.53 ERA over 96 innings.
Anselment, a junior from Edmonds, Wash. (Meadowdale High), was selected just 20 picks later as the Atlanta Braves' 17th-round choice. Anselment, who played catcher and right field for the Huskies, was listed as a left fielder by the Braves. In 2012, he led the Huskies with a .325 batting average and contributed three homers and 20 RBI in 120 at bats.
Santy, a senior catcher from San Diego, Calif., who spent the last two seasons as the Huskies' starting backstop after transferring from Palomar College, was picked up by the Minnesota Twins in the 30th round. In 2012, Santy started 37 of a possible 55 games as the Husky catcher and batted .282.
Two members of the UW's incoming class for the 2013 season were selected. Bishop, an outfielder and right-handed pitcher from San Carlos, Calif. (St. Francis High), was chosen by the Atlanta Braves in the 36th round. Rei, a catcher from Moraga, Calif. (Campolindo High) was drafted by the Twins in the 38th round.
One other individual with Husky ties went in the draft as Shaq Thompson, who will join the Husky football team this fall, was chosen by the Red Sox in the 18th round.