McPhearson Selected on Day Two of MLB Draft
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – University of Miami signee and Riverdale Baptist outfielder Matt McPhearson was the first Hurricane selected in the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft Friday.
McPhearson, a 5-foot-10, 170-pound speedster out of Columbia, Md., was selected in the fourth round (No. 120 overall) by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Known for his impressive athleticism, McPhearson set a school record when he stole 68 bases in 72 attempts as a junior in 2012. His speed is rated an “80” on the 20/80 scout ratings (where 50 is considered average major league ability), and his ability to cover ground in the outfield is considered major league-caliber.
McPhearson was ranked No. 100 in Perfect Game’s Top 500 pre-Draft prospect rankings and No. 116 by Baseball America.
|ALL-TIME MIAMI HURRICANES DRAFTED BY ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS|
|2001||16||488||Mike DiRosa, C||Arizona Diamondbacks|
|2005||24||711||Vince Bongiovanni, RHP||Arizona Diamondbacks|
|2007||6||193||Scott Maine, RHP||Arizona Diamondbacks|