Friday, June 6, 2008

MLB Draft - ACU star taken by Brewers

Brewers draft Watten in 7th round

Courtesy: ACU
Release: 06/06/2008
MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- The Milwaukee Brewers drafted ACU junior right-handed pitcher Trey Watten in the seventh round (pick No. 218) of Major League Baseball's 2008 First-Year Player Draft Friday morning.

Watten was the Brewers' 11th pick in the draft and their seventh pitcher selected. The seventh-round selection makes Watten the second-highest ACU player ever picked behind only Bill Gilbreth, a third-round pick by Detroit in 1969.

Watten made 16 appearances on the mound and went 10-3 for ACU in 2008. He pitched 98.1 innings and posted a paltry 2.56 ERA. He also struck out a Lone Star Conference-leading 113 batters en route to being named the conference Pitcher of the Year. His 113 strikeouts are the third-highest total in school history behind the 134 posted in both 1967 and 1968 by Gilbreth.

Watten was also a Daktronics first-team all-American pick as a designated hitter in 2008. At the plate, Watten hit .377 with five home runs and 45 RBI to go along with 15 doubles and 92 total bases.

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