Future Rocket selected in Major League Baseball amateur draft by New York Mets

June 10, 2011 | News, UToday
By Brian DeBenedictis



thumb-rocket-color-logo2Future Rocket Andrew Marra was selected in the Major League Baseball amateur draft Wednesday in the 45th round (1,362nd overall pick) by the New York Mets.

Marra becomes the 38th Rocket to be drafted since the 1965 inception of the Major League Baseball draft and the ninth student-athlete selected under Head Coach Cory Mee.

Heading into his senior season, Marra is a three-year letterwinner for Head Coach Tom Beale at St. Thomas Villanova High School in LaSalle, Ontario. He tallied a 6-1 record on the hill with 34 strikeouts and 1.41 ERA in 35.0 innings as a junior. Marra also hit .381 and did not record an error at shortstop over 132 innings of play in 2010.

Last summer, Marra was named to the Top Prospect Team at the National Underclassmen Showcase Main Event in Fort Myers, Fla. He also played for the 18th-ranked South Oakland A’s and pitched a three-hit, complete game vs. second-ranked East Cobb Astros in the Perfect Game Tourney.