Tuesday - August 16, 2011
Final 2011 draft news
Last night at midnight (east coast time). That was the signing deadline. We were all waiting, in particular, for news on 5 players drafted in the first two rounds (including 3 signees): Dylan Bundy, Taylor Jungmann, Blake Swihart, Josh Bell, and Sam Stafford. Four of the five signed. Stafford did not sign with the Yankees and will be back in a Texas uniform this year. Looking forward to watching Sam in the 2012 season. Congratulations to the other four players. I wish them all the best.
Stafford's not the only Texas player returning to campus this year. Austin Dicharry and Kevin Lusson also chose not to sign and will come back to UT for their Senior seasons. Of our drafted signees, three did not sign and will be coming to school: Dillon Peters (lhp, Cathedral HS, Indianapolis, IN), John Curtiss (rhp, Carroll HS, Southlake, TX), and Ricky Jacquez (rhp, Franklin HS, El Paso, TX).
I've made my (hopefully) final update to my 2011 MLB Draft Summary page. Check it out for news on other players that might be of interest to Texas and Big 12 fans.
Looking forward to Fall Ball and the 2012 season. Hook 'em, Horns!
UPDATE. A few story links...
- Brewers happy to add Jungmann, Bradley by Tom Haudricourt
- Top 10 players teams will regret not inking to deals - Sam Stafford by Zachary Ball
- Dylan Bundy is an Oriole by Jeff Zrebiec
- Red Sox sign first-round catcher Blake Swihart for $2.5 million by Alex Speier
- Pirates sign top two draft picks (Josh Bell story) by Michael Sanserino
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