It went down to the final minutes, but Ole Miss pitcher Drew Pomeranz is now a professional baseball player.
Just before Monday’s midnight EDT deadline, the All-American pitcher signed a contract with the Cleveland Indians organization.
According to the Associated Press, the contract includes a $2.65 million signing bonus, which is just over the Major League Baseball suggested slot price for the No. 5 player ($2.52 million). (August 17, 2010, Page 6)
Redshirt sophomore David Goforth was selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 31st round, while right-handed junior Matt Tracy was selected in the 43rd round by the Florida Marlins.
After struggling for most of the year — 1-6, 9.43 ERA — Goforth said he expected to go later in the draft rather than earlier, but added that he was still excited to be selected. (June 10, 2010, Page 6)
Here’s more from my phone interview with Ole Miss baseball signee Bobby Wahl and a few videos of the West Springfield (Va.) High. (more…) (June 3, 2010)
Bobby Wahl isn’t your typical high school senior.
While most seniors are hanging out with friends, packing for college and planning senior trips, the West Springfield (Va.) High pitching ace is prepping for what will be the biggest decision of his young life — sign with whichever professional team potentially could offer him a six-figure contract, or head to Oxford to play for Mike Bianco and the Ole Miss Rebels. (June 3, 2010, Page 7)