Ashcraft, Breaux selected in MLB Draft

Posted at 10:54 PM, Jun 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-04 23:56:28-04

Central Texas could be losing as talented a pair of baseball players as it's ever seen.

Robinson pitcher Jacob Ashcraft and McLennan Community College's Josh Breaux both went in the second round of Monday night's major league baseball draft.

The Pittsburgh Pirates made Ashcraft the 51st overall selection. Ashcraft, a 6'5" right hander, is currently committed to play for Baylor, but with valuing his selection at $1.4 million that could change.

Ashcraft needs development at only 195 lbs, but he has a quality fastball that he pairs with a slider and change up to keep batters guessing.

Breaux went into the night as the top rated JUCO prospect and left a member of the New York Yankees organization.

The Bronx Bombers made Breaux the 61st pick of the draft.

Breaux registered time as a pitcher as well as catcher for the Highlanders. With a 90+ mph fastball it is unclear what his professional position would be, but it would be tough for any team to ignore his above .400 batting average and 18 home runs this season.

The MLB values Breaux's selection at just over $1.1 million.

No matter what these players decide to do, night one of the draft was exciting for Central Texans.

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