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Four Aggies taken in 2019 MLB Draft

Good luck boys.

MLB First Year Player Draft Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

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.

Braden Shewmake (SS)

Round 1
Atlanta Braves

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.

John Doxakis (SP)

Round 2
Tampa Bay Rays

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.

Kasey Kalich (RP)

Round 4
Atlanta Braves

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 Cole (RP)

Round 27
Texas Rangers

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.