MLB Draft starts tonight – several WKU players awaiting a call

6 06 2011

The Major League Baseball Draft begins tonight at 6 p.m., and as has been the case for the past few seasons, the Western Kentucky baseball team has several members with a legit shot at being taken at some point over the next few days.

The draft’s first 60 picks are tonight – and WKU junior outfielder Kes Carter is projected by many to be taken somewhere in the mid-40s.

Carter is projected as a five-tool outfielder with the potential to be a very productive pro.

Other names to watch in the coming days will likely be junior reliever Phil Wetherell (hard thrower with good size), catcher Matt Rice (hitter for average, high IQ, overall outstanding college player), junior shortstop Logan Robbins (very athletic defensively, very quick and crafty on the basepaths and does have some pop in his bat) and perhaps even junior outfielder Jared Andreoli at some point.

As always, there could be more.

One player that hasn’t arrived at WKU yet, but is signed to do so, is powerful right-handed pitcher Matt Spalding – a senior at St. Xavier in Lousiville who has signed with the Hilltoppers for next season.

Spalding is rated by some as the top prep prospect in Kentucky – and could very well be taken high enough to consider signing.

As players go, I’ll throw up some updates.




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