New York Nine Alumni Drafted In The 2015 MLB Draft

The 2015 First-Year Player Draft saw three former New York Nine/Team New York players selected. RHP Heath Slatton was taken in the 18th round, with the 546th pick by the San Francisco Giants. The righty was taken out of Middle Tennessee State University and limited opposing batters to .57 home runs per nine innings pitched. LHP Matt Clancy was taken in the 13th round, with the 395th pick, by the Seattle Mariners. Clancy has been fantastic this year at St. John’s, sporting a 2.91 ERA in 34 innings with 9.26 K’s per nine and only 6.88 hits allowed per nine. LHP Rock Rucker was taken by the Cincinnati Reds, out of University of Auburn-Montgomery, with the 595th pick. According to an anonymous scout, Rock is “super athletic with a loose easy arm and throws an easy 92-95. Rock could have a solid big league career if developed and given a chance.” The New York Nine Organization wishes these fine young men health and success as they begin their professional baseball careers.

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