Good, Sharp picked on final day of Major League Baseball Draft
NEW YORK, N.Y. — Riley Good and Clint Sharp were selected during Saturday's final day of the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. The pair, both picked by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, become the 26th and 27th players in UTSA's 22-year program history to be drafted.
Good, a junior outfielder, was chosen with the 21st pick in the 14th round (427th overall), while Sharp, a senior right-handed pitcher, was selected in the 38th (1,147th overall).
Good, who has a year of eligibility remaining with the Roadrunners, was a 2013 Western Athletic Conference (WAC) second-team honoree who set the table for the league's top offensive club this past spring. The Grandview native was named to the WAC All-Tournament Team and he led the league with six triples. The 6-foot, 185-pounder paced UTSA with 251 at-bats, 50 runs and 11 stolen bases in addition to hitting .335 (84-for-251) with 11 doubles, a pair of home runs and 33 RBIs for the WAC Tournament Champions. He ended the season on an 18-game hitting streak.
Good owns a career .339 (204-for-602) batting average and holds the program's freshman record with 86 hits. He is tied for ninth in school annals with 10 triples and 35 stolen bases and ranks 10th with 204 hits.
He has until July 12 to decide whether to sign a professional contract with the Angels or return to the Alamo City for his senior campaign. Good currently is playing for the Valley League's Front Royal (Va.) Cardinals.
Meanwhile, Sharp was drafted for the second time during his collegiate career. The local product out of Churchill High School previously was selected in the 44th round (1,332nd overall) by the New York Mets in 2011 after a year at Howard (Texas) College, but he elected to join the Roadrunners.
The 6-foot-3, 200-pounder made 16 appearances on the mound this past season, including five starts, and he went 0-2 with an 8.57 ERA. Sharp struck 21 hitters in his 34.2 innings of work.
He pitched in 39 contests, including seven starts, during his two years as a Roadrunner and logged a total of 105 stanzas on the mound.
The duo possibly could join former teammate Ryan Dalton in the Angels organization. Dalton, who was an 18th-round pick (567th overall) a year ago, moved from third base to catcher and has appeared in two games with the organization's Triple-A team, Salt Lake Bees, this spring after seeing action in 29 contests for the Rookie-level AZL Angels last summer.
Saturday's selections pushed UTSA's total to three in this year's draft. Daniel Rockett was a ninth-round pick by the Kansas City Royals on Friday.