Rock 2B drafted by Baltimore Orioles

Published by adviser, Author: Ryan Barlow - Sports Editor, Date: June 10, 2015

For the third straight year, a Slippery Rock baseball player has been selected in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player draft.

Rock second baseman, Jack Graham, was drafted in the 38 round by the Baltimore Orioles, and is the son of Orioles Player Development Director, Brian Graham, who also served as the Pittsburgh Pirates interim general manager in 2007.

Graham played just one season for SRU, batting .222 with six hits and two RBIs.

Graham is the fourth Rock baseball player to be a part of a Major League Baseball system, including St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams. Former All-American shortstop Will Kengor was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in 2014, and pitcher Lou Trivino was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in 2013.

Prior to joining Slippery Rock in 2015, Graham played two seasons at Youngstown State where he had a career batting average of .126 with 13 hits and nine RBIs.



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