Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Michigan Baseball Update

As the college World Series continues in Omaha, Neb. there is some news concerning the Michigan baseball team coming across the wire. As All-American teams are announced Michigan has a trio of players whose names keep popping up.
  • Zach Putnam: Rawlings All-Mideast 1st Team Utility, 2nd Team All-American Utility (American Baseball Coaches Association, Baseball America, Ping, National Collegiate Baseball Writer's Association), National Collegiate Baseball Writer's Association Region V Player of the Year
  • Nate Recknagel: Rawlings All-Mideast First Team 1B, 2nd Team All-American DH (Baseball America, Ping Baseball), 3rd Team All American 1B (ABCA)
  • Chris Fetter: Rawlings All-Mideast First Team P, 2nd Team All-American P (ABCA)

Also, after scouring team blogs, I have an update on the five Wolverines who were drafted (in order of draft position)
  • Jason Christian Jr. SS - 5th Round (154) Oakland Athletics: Signed a deal, no terms released
  • Zach Putnam Jr. SP - 5th Round (171) Cleveland Indians: has not signed
  • Adam Abraham Jr. 3B - 13th Round (411) Cleveland Indians: has not signed
  • Nate Recknagel Sr. 1B - 19th Round (591) Cleveland Indians: Signed a deal, will report to Winter Haven after rehabbing his elbow
  • Michael Powers RS Jr. RP - 31st Round (944) New York Mets: has not signed
  • Casey Close C (incoming freshman) - 47th Round (1,408) Oakland Athletics: has not signed
I will try and keep you updated on all the drafted Michigan players. As a reminder all drafter players have until August 15th to sign, otherwise they will return to the draft pool.

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