Grant Little woke up on June 4th morning hoping to be selected in the first 10 rounds of the MLB Draft. Little has a tough decision to make as he has to decided whether to stay at Texas Tech or make his dreams a reality and go pro. The San Diego Padres made that decision much easier as they selected him in the second round.
The unanimous first team all-Big 12 selection had an incredible sophomore season, batting .380 with 12 home runs. Little became the highest Red Raider selected in the MLB Draft since 2012. Little’s high selection reminded me of another young Red Raider who’s name will be called early in a few weeks.
Zhaire Smith is almost assuredly a first round pick in this year’s upcoming NBA Draft. Most mock drafts have Zhaire going right in the middle of the first round from 10th pick to the 20th.
We’ve known about Smith’s pro potential for a while now, but with Little being selected so high, it seems as though MLB scouts feel like Little can also be a future major league major contributor.
With both players bringing athletic notoriety to the Texas Tech, I took to social media to ask a simple question. In the end, who will have the better pro career?
With Grant Little’s high selection and Zhaire Smith flying up draft boards, I have one question.— Super Matadors (@vivathematadors) June 5, 2018
Who will have the better pro career? #PollOfTheWeek
Twitter seemed to be all aboard the Zhaire Smith train. Smith’s workout videos have surfaced recently and hes really impressed scouts and reporters.
Grant Little didn’t stand much of a chance on Facebook either as Zhaire Smith won this poll going away.
People have really bought into Zhaire Smith’s pro potential, but theres no doubt that both men will continue to carry Texas Tech’s banner far and wide.