Saturday, June 7, 2008

49ers go in baseball draft

The Charlotte 49ers baseball team had four players selected in the second day of the amateur baseball draft Friday. Junior right-handed pitcher Zach Rosenbaum was selected by the New York Mets in the 19th round, Shayne Moody, Brad McElroy and Chris Taylor were then drafted by Atlanta, Toronto and St. Louis respectively.
Rosenbaum was 5-2 this season with a 4.34 ERA. He pitched 64 1/3 innings, striking out 41 and walking 40. He had his best season as a sophomore in 2007, finishing 9-1 with a 3.33 ERA in 15 starts. Should he sign and play this summer for the New York system, he would join John Maine as another former 49ers star affiliated with that club.
Moody led the Atlantic 10 in hits, at-bats and plate appearances this season. He was the most outstanding player of the conference tournament. He has started 118 games in two seasons, with a .317 average, 88 runs, 23 doubles and 26 stolen bases.
McElroy ended his career with a school-record .392 batting average after a 5-for-5 performance and six walks in two NCAA tournament games last week. In his two-year career at Charlotte, McElroy had 120 runs, 114 RBIs, 42 doubles and 33 stolen bases in 35 tries.
Taylor, the Atlantic 10 co-player of the year, set personal bests with 19 home runs and 70 RBIs during his senior season. He led the A-10 in home runs this season and his 65 doubles and 208 RBIs both ranked third and his 35 home runs rank fifth in Charlotte history.


Anonymous said...

I understand Taylor has lined up a job as a US Marshall and let MLB clubs know he was not interested in playing professionally. I hope he changes his mind becasue How long can you play baseball?