Two of Texas Tech’s finest ball players have been selected in the MLB Draft. Both lead-off hitter and outfielder Gabe Holt and Ace pitcher Caleb Kilian have been selected on day 2 of the MLB Draft. Each player has at least one year of eligibility left and is free to either sign with the team or come back to school. The monetary slot that each player has been picked at is a suggested amount that the team will pay the player, the player can ask for more than offered and this is something that gives the player more leverage.
In the 7th round and with the 223rd pick, the Milwaukee Brewers selected Gabe Holt. His pick has a monetary slot of 193,000 dollars, which becomes guaranteed once Holt signs with the organization. Holt started out his Texas Tech career as a second baseman but transitioned to the outfield later in his freshman season. Holt has been the lead-off hitter in almost every game he has played in a Texas Tech uniform. He is a demon on the base paths and is a threat every time he gets on base. He will make an impact in the minors almost immediately whether it be as a lead-off hitter or as a pinch runner.
In the 8th round and with the 236th pick, the San Francisco Giants selected Caleb Kilian. His pick has a monetary value of 176,000 dollars. Kilian has been the ace of the rotation the last two seasons and has been a influential part of the pitching staff in all three of his seasons at Texas Tech. He’s compiled a 23-6 record in his three seasons on this team and has been dominant in every season and has been someone Tim Tadlock has been able to rely on time and time again.
Both of these guys have been great Red Raiders. I look forward to seeing them succeed at the next level, whether they come back for another year at Texas Tech.