Mack Picked by Seattle Mariners in 29th Round
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – University of Miami outfielder Chantz Mack became the seventh Hurricane selected in the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft Saturday.
Mack, a four-year outfielder and senior team captain, was selected in the 29th round (No. 867 overall) by the Seattle Mariners.
“It’s one of the happiest moments of my life,” Mack said. “I really don’t know what to do with myself. I can’t wait to get out there and just keep playing baseball.’
The Homestead, Fla., native was one of just two Hurricanes to start all 62 games in 2013, where he led the team in several offensive categories. The left-handed Mack ranked first in batting average (.302), on-base percentage (.444), hits (61), runs (44), triples (3), walks (41) and stolen bases (15). He recorded 18 multi-hit games, the most of any Hurricane, and served as a catalyst in the lineup as the No. 3 hitter.
Mack joins fellow senior Eric Nedeljkovic (21st round, Colorado Rockies) and signees Matt McPhearson (fourth round, Arizona Diamondbacks), J.D. Underwood (fifth round, Los Angeles Dodgers), Willie Abreu (14th round, Cincinnati Reds), Derik Beauprez (25th round, Boston Red Sox) and Zack Collins (27th round, Cincinnati Reds) as draftees through the first 29 rounds.
|MIAMI HURRICANES SELECTED IN 2013 MLB DRAFT|
||HIGH SCHOOL/PREVIOUS SCHOOL|
|4||120||ARI||Matt McPhearson, OF||Riverdale Baptist (Columbia, Md.)|
|5||154||LAD||J.D. Underwood, RHP||Palm Beach State (West Palm Beach, Fla.)|
|14||435||CIN||Willie Abreu, OF||Mater Academy (Hialeah, Fla.)|
|21||619||COL||Eric Nedeljkovic, RHP||Sierra College (Folsom, Calif.)|
|25||743||BOS||Derik Beauprez, RHP||Cherry Creek (Cherry Hills Village, Colo.)|
|27||825||CIN||Zack Collins, C/1B||American Heritage (Pembroke Pines, Fla.)|
|29||867||SEA||Chantz Mack, OF||Archbishop Carroll (Homestead, Fla.)|
|ALL-TIME MIAMI HURRICANES DRAFTED BY SEATTLE MARINERS|
|1978||1||5||Jim Maler, 1B||Seattle Mariners|
|1979||11||261||Mark Batten, RHP||Seattle Mariners|
|1983||10||243||Bill Wrona, SS||Seattle Mariners|
|1986||25||628||Kevin Sheary, RHP||Seattle Mariners|
|1988||26||669||Jorge Robles, 2B||Seattle Mariners|
|1994||21||581||Eric Morgan, RHP||Seattle Mariners|
|1996||18||537||Alan Westfall, RHP||Seattle Mariners|
|2000||14||416||Manny Crespo, OF||Seattle Mariners|
|2006||4||111||Ricky Orta, RHP||Seattle Mariners|
|2008||2||66||Dennis Raben, OF||Seattle Mariners|
|2009||36||1,073||John Housey, RHP||Seattle Mariners|
|2011||17||513||Nathan Melendres, OF||Seattle Mariners|
|2011||42||1,263||David Villasuso, C||Seattle Mariners|
|2012||20||611||Steven Ewing, LHP||Seattle Mariners|