Two Tiger Signees Selected in MLB Draft
COLUMBIA - A pair of Missouri Tiger signees have been selected in the 2011 Major League Baseball draft.
The Chicago White Sox drafted righthanded pitcher Jeff Soptic of Johnson County Community College in the third round. Ten rounds later, the Pittsburgh Pirates selected righthanded pitcher Brandon Platts of Mason City, Iowa.
Among those who played for Mizzou this season, righthanded pitcher Matt Stites figures to be drafted first. Senior pitcher Phil McCormick and senior designated hitter Jonah Schmidt could be selected in later rounds as well.