Southern University teammates, Frazier Hall and Cody Hall (no relation), were selected on Tuesday in the Major League Baseball Draft. The duo became the Jaguars 30th and 31st MLB draft picks since 2000. And on Wednesday, Roddarick Jones became the 32nd draftee.
The Los Angeles Angels took Frazier Hall in the 16th round, bringing to a culmination a great career on the bluff.
Hall was named third team Louisville Slugger All-American, to go along with back to back SWAC Player of the Year honors. He missed the offensive triple crown in the league by just two home runs as he led the SWAC in batting average (.417) and RBIs (59).
Frazier finished his career with a .382 career batting average, to go along with 238 hits, 179 runs, 22 home runs, 55 doubles, four triples and 180 RBi’s.
Less than an hour later, the San Francisco Giants took his teammate, right-hander Cody Hall, in the 19th round. The Detroit Tigers took him in the 35th round of last year’s draft, but Cody Hall decided to return to Southern for his senior year, betting that his value could rise with another college season.
Cody was named first team All-SWAC this season as a relief pitcher, and finished his career at SU with a 4.02 ERA, going 6-4 with five saves in 35 appearances. HE pitched 85.1 innings and had 96 strikeouts.
Roddarick Jones was chosen on Wednesday in the 37th round by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Jones sat out this past season after transferring from the University of New Orleans.
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