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
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.
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