Outfielder selected by New York Mets in draft

June 7, 2018 | Athletics, News
By Chris Cullum

Toledo outfielder Ross Adolph was selected by the New York Mets in the 12th round of the Major League Baseball Draft Wednesday.

“Today has been surreal,” Adolph said. “I can’t say enough how blessed I am to have spent three years playing at Toledo. My coaches have guided me and helped make me a better baseball player, and I owe a lot to them. Today has been crazy, and I’m excited to be a member of the Mets organization.”

The Findlay, Ohio, native spent the day with family, friends and teammates when he learned he was selected by the Mets.

After being selected with the 350th pick in the draft, Adolph becomes the 41st Rocket to be drafted. He is the first Rocket to be drafted since Deion Tansel was selected by the Tampa Bay Rays with the 960th pick in the 2016 MLB Draft.

Adolph recently wrapped up one of the best seasons ever by a Toledo hitter. The first-team All-Mid-American Conference and All-MAC Defensive Team selection tied the program’s single-season home run record in 2018 with 15, tied for most in the league. He also led the MAC in RBIs (56) and was tops on the squad with 50 runs scored, 69 hits, 12 stolen bases, a .654 slugging percentage, and a .445 on-base percentage. He became the first Rocket with double-digit home runs since 2010 (Jared Hoying and Dan Sherwood, 10).

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