The Arizona Wildcats baseball team is getting its cleanup hitter back.
Right fielder Steve Selsky did not come to contract terms with the Colorado Rockies after being drafted in the 34th round of the 2010 Major League draft. He will be bringing his powerful bat back to Tucson to play his junior season at the UA.
The news got even better for coach Andy Lopez and his program. Not one of the five drafted recruits signed a pro contract. The biggest surprise was RHP Jesus Valdez who was selected in the 5th round and ended up being the highest of the Los Angeles Angels’ picks not to sign.
Valdez (or any of the other incoming freshmen) could still end up at a junior college where he would be eligible for next year’s draft. Lopez and the Cats are hoping to get him on the UA campus and secure his talents for the next three years.
Fall classes start Monday at Arizona so a few more days of recruiting remain. Having Selsky back to provide run support certainly can’t hurt.
|Player||Position||Round||Pick||Team||Signed?||Jesus Valdez||RHP||5||174||Angels||NO||D.J. (Douglas) Peterson||INF||33||1,002||Mariners||NO||Steve Selsky||OF||34||1,040||Rockies||NO||Konner Wade||RHP||35||1,051||Diamondbacks||NO||T.C. (Taylor) Mark||C||35||1,059||Brewers||NO||Ryan (Derek) Casillas||C||40||1,201||Diamondbacks||NO|