Other Draftees Sign With Major League Teams
Thu. June 21, 2012 at 1:00 a.m. | By Solange Reyner
Of the 10 players drafted earlier this month by Major League Baseball teams, eight have signed and have been assigned to the minor leagues.
Along with Tyler Pike (Seattle), Alec Asher (Texas) and Rob Whalen (N.Y. Mets) five others are also beginning their big league careers.
Winter Haven's Joe Rogers, who went to Central Florida, signed a deal with Detroit and is now with the Connecticut Tigers in the New York-Pen League. He was a fifth round pick.
Lake Region's Ronnie Richardson, who also went to UCF, is now in the Northwest League with San Diego's affiliate in Eugene, Ore.
George Jenkins' Kyle Newton is in the Pioneer League after being selected in the 19th round by Colorado. He played at Florida Atlantic.
Two Florida Southern players have also reported.
Austin Chubb is with Washington's Gulf Coast League team after being selected in the 21st round and Mike Snyder is in the Pioneer League after being picked in the 23rd round by the Los Angeles Angels.
The only two players who have yet to sign are Winter Haven's Levi Borders (11th, Atlanta) and All Saints' Academy's Carson Fulmer (15th, Boston).