Jacob Wilson Selected by St. Louis Cardinals in 2012 MLB Draft
June 5, 2012
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Conference USA Player of the Year Jacob Wilson was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals with the 330th pick in the 10th round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday giving the Tigers two selections on the day.
"We are very excited for Jacob and what a way to finish off his career with winning C-USA Player of the Year," head coach Daron Schoenrock said. Iit's nice to see him be drafted this high and we look forward to watching his career in the Cardinals organization."
Wilson hit .320 and led the C-USA with 17 home runs, 142 total bases and a .615 slugging percentage. The Arlington, Tenn., native posted 17 doubles to finish his career tied for first in program history with 64 doubles. The First Team All-Conference selection tied for the team lead with his 17 doubles and had 23 multi-hit games on the season.
Joined by third round pick Dan Langfield, the Tigers have two top-10 round picks for the first time since the 2004 campaign and the fourth time in program history. Brent Dlugach, Jarrett Grube and Derek Hankins were selected in the first 10 round of the 2004 draft after Mark Little and Jason McCommon were selected by the Texas Rangers and Montreal Expos, respectively, in the 1994 draft. Dave Anderson and Richard Webster were the first duo to be selected in the top-10 rounds back in 1981.
"I think this speaks volumes for the development of this program to see two players taken in the first 10 rounds," Schoenrock said. "This program has become one that is known to get guys ready for the next level and we couldn't be more excited for Dan and Jacob."