Major League Baseball conducted their First Year Player Draft over the past few days, and four Texas A&M Aggies were selected to play at the next level.
Shewmake has been a starter since his freshman year, batting .322 with 22 home runs and 160 RBI in his three years in Aggieland. He was clearly A&M’s best hitter in 2019 finishing first on the team in average, slugging percentage, hits, extra-base hits and RBIs.
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Dox improved every year on campus, going from 4-3 with a 5.44 ERA as a reliever in 2017 to 7-4 with a 2.06 ERA as a starter in 2019. He finishes his A&M career with 239 strikeouts compared to only 74 walks. He had the lowest ERA and the most innings pitched among A&M starters.
Kalich came to A&M in 2019 from Blinn Junior College, appearing in 28 games and serving as the Aggies’ closer. He finished the year with 12 saves, a 3.18 ERA, 51 strikeouts and 13 walks.
Mason pitched only 8.1 innings in six relief appearances for the Aggies in 2019. With two years of eligibility and being a later round draft pick, Mason is the one player in this group who may return to A&M for the 2020 season.