MORGANTOWN, W.Va.– The West Virginia University baseball team saw its top recruit sign with the New York Yankees on Thursday.
Jordan Scott is a switch-hitting shortstop/ outfielder and was selected in the 14th round (428th overall) last weekend in the MLB draft. The Conyers, Ga. native spent a postgraduate season at IMG Academy.
He is fast, a defensive asset and hits for power.
During the 2016 campaign, Scott batted a .266 clip and led the team with seven home runs. He was second on the team with 32 RBI and second in slugging percentage at .523.
The Mountaineers only had four seniors on the roster but junior right-hander Chad Donato was drafted by the Houston Astros in the 11th round of the draft. Junior catcher Ray Guerrini wasn’t drafted but signed with the Seattle Mariners as a free-agent.
The Los Angeles Angels chose senior closer Blake Smith in the 29th round. Senior left-hander Ross Vance agreed to a deal with the St. Louis Cardinals.