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Collins, Pierce, Santos selected in MLB Draft

Published 1:03pm Saturday, June 8, 2013

Troy junior Danny Collins was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 13th round (389th pick) of the MLB First-Year Player Draft on Saturday.

Collins, who has already graduated, has a year of eligibility remaining but head coach Bobby Pierce says he is unsure which direction Collins will go.

“That’s something we’ll have to sit down and talk about. In all likelihood, he won’t stay. Our thoughts right now are with him and we’re all happy for him,” Pierce said. “He has had a really good college career with us and is very deserving.”

This season, Collins batted .363 with 11 home runs and a team-high 67 RBIs.

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Troy senior Logan Pierce was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 15 round.

Pierce led the Trojans with a .373 average. He finished with eight home runs in 2013 and 62 RBIs.

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Troy junior first baseball Trae Santos was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 17th round.

Santos led the Trojans with 16 home runs. He batted .292 with 66 RBIs.

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Troy signee Colin Bray (Faulkner State CC) was drafted in the 6th round by the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The switch-hitting outfielder told gulflive.com “But if things work out right in the draft, I want to play professional baseball.” It sounds as though he will be heading to the farm instead of Riddle-Pace Field.

 

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