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Reid Redman Selected by Tampa Bay Rays in 23rd Round

Redman is the sixth Red Raider drafted in the 2012 MLB Draft

June 6, 2012


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LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech senior third baseman Reid Redman (Midland, Texas) was drafted in the 23rd round (722 overall) of the 2012 Major League Baseball First-Year Players Draft by the Tampa Bay Rays. Redman became the sixth Tech player taken in this year's draft.

Redman - a 37th round MLB Draft pick last year by the Los Angeles Dodgers - becomes the fifth player in Texas Tech history to be selected in back-to-back drafts. He is the first Red Raider to be taken in consecutive years since left-handed pitcher Aaron Odom (2006-2007).

It marks the first time in school history that six Red Raiders have been drafted in the top-23 rounds of the draft.

Redman joined teammates junior center fielder Barrett Barnes (Supp. 1st Round - Pittsburgh), junior second baseman Jamodrick McGruder (9th Round - Seattle), junior right-handed pitcher Shane Broyles (14th Round - Colorado), redshirt sophomore right-handed pitcher Duke von Schamann (15th Round - Los Angeles Dodgers) and junior catcher Bo Altobelli (21st Round - Minnesota Twins) as MLB Draft picks this year.

Redman, who played 92 games (91 starts) at third base during his Texas Tech career, was selected by the Rays as a second baseman. He was the second second baseman taken by the Rays in the draft.

Redman batted .325 (41-for-126) in an injury-shortened senior season with seven doubles, one home run and 18 RBI. Considered one of the top defensive third basemen in the country, Redman finished his Tech career with 216 assists.

In his two-year Texas Tech career, Redman batted .322 (105-for-326) with 57 runs, 19 doubles, 52 RBI and tallied 9-of-12 stolen bases.

Redman led the team in batting during his junior season with a .320 batting average. He was a 2011 All-Big 12 honorable mention selection.

Supp. 1st Round - CF Barrett Barnes (Pittsburgh Pirates - No. 45 Overall)
9th Round - 2B Jamodrick McGruder (Seattle Mariners - No. 281 Overall)
14th Round - RHP Shane Broyles (Colorado Rockies - No. 438 Overall)
15th Round - RHP Duke von Schamann (Los Angeles Dodgers - No. 476 Overall)
21st Round - C Bo Altobelli (Minnesota Twins - No. 640 Overall)
23rd Round - 2B Reid Redman (Tampa Bay Rays - No. 722 Overall)

12th Round - LHP Dalton Friend (Pittsburgh Pirates - No. 367 Overall)
17th Round - C Charles Moorman (Texas Rangers - No. 546 Overall)
20th Round - LHP Logan Ehlers (Detroit Tigers - No. 634 Overall)

- Marks the first time in school history to have six MLB Draft picks in the top 23 rounds.
- Redman is Texas Tech's 129th all-time MLB Draft pick/free agent selection in program history.
- Redman is the 23rd highest infielder drafted in Texas Tech history and the fifth highest drafted third baseman in school history.
- Redman is the 37th Texas Tech infielder to be drafted/sign free agent with an MLB organization.
- Redman is the sixth Texas Tech third baseman to be drafted/sign free agent with an MLB organization.
- Redman is the fifth player in Texas Tech history to be drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays and the first since 2006 (Joey Callendar - 21st Round).
- Redman is just the second second baseman taken in the draft by the Rays this year.
- Redman becomes the 25th MLB Draft pick under Dan Spencer at Texas Tech.
- Marks the 16th top-25 round MLB Draft pick under Spencer at Texas Tech.
- Marks the sixth infielder selected in the MLB Draft under Spencer at Texas Tech.



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