After going with a pair of position players in the sixth and seventh rounds, the Cleveland Indians reeled off three consecutive pitching selections on Tuesday to keep the 2012 MLB Draft moving in style.
At No. 263 overall, the Indians pulled the trigger on high school pitcher Caleb Hamrick, a 6-foot-2, 210 pound righty from Texas' Cedar Hill High School. The organization followed Hamrick's selection with the additions of Arkansas State's Jacob Lee at No. 293 and Samford's Josh Martin at No. 323, a pair of seasoned college players who were each born in 1989. Lee went 9-1 with a 2.77 ERA over 16 starts with the Red Wolves in 2012, and struck out 86 batters in 97.1 innings.
Next up for the Indians was the selection of Baylor junior outfielder Logan Vick, who hit .344 and swiped 17 bases for a stellar Bears squad this past season. Vick was second on the team with a .436 slugging percentage, and was an extra-base machine over 61 games as he recorded a whopping 25 doubles.
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