Mike Lantry, 1972
BedfordNow.com reports that Michigan baseball signee Jackson Lamb turned down a third-round MLB draft offer and will likely become a Wolverine, rather than turning pro.
[Steve] Lamb [Jackson's father] said the family came up with a monetary figure that it would take for Jackson to turn down his Michigan scholarship.
"They didn't quite reach it," Mr. Lamb said.
Lamb may still be picked in a later round, but he'll be unlikely to sign. So far, through late in round 7, his name hasn't been called.
This is great news for the Michigan baseball program.
In the meantime, Michael O'Neill was picked late in the 3rd round by the Yankees with pick #103. A fitting development as he's the nephew of Paul O'Neill.
EDIT: Based on the tweet I posted in a reply, he's definitely coming to Michigan!
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The greatness that is Miguel Cabrera is well-documented on this board, especially his incredible month of May. A quick glance at his May stats adds yet another feather to his cap of achievements:
Miguel Cabrera:.379 BA, 12 HR, 33 RBI in May.
First player to hit all 3 of those benchmarks in May since Mickey Mantle, 1956
The Gatorade State Baseball Players of the Year were announced today, with 2013 Michigan signee Jackson Lamb of Temperance Bedford tabbed as the pick for the state of Michigan. A reminder on the criteria for the Gatorade POY awards:
The winners were selected based on athletic production and impact in the 2013 season. Each winner also demonstrated high academic achievement and exemplary personal character, including volunteerism, sportsmanship and community leadership.
His "credentials" page gives his stats as: "batting .519 with four home runs, 34 RBI and an .802 slugging percentage. . . . he also posted a 5-0 record on the mound with a 1.48 ERA and 60 strikeouts in 33 innings." And it also notes his 3.61 GPA and his community activities. Here's the featured quote of praise:
“Jackson Lamb is one of the finest talents I have seen in many years,” said Scott Thiesen, president of the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association. “Offensively, he is a pure hitter with speed and great power. Defensively, he is an excellent centerfielder who can make a difficult play look easy.”
Previous winners of this award for the state of Michigan include Patrick Biondi, Zach Putnam, Drew Henson, J.J. Putz, and Derek Jeter.
In case you were living under a rock, or just don't like baseball, you probably haven't noticed that Miguel Cabrera is on quite a hot streak right now. This front page article on fangraphs shows just how ridiculously locked in this guy is right now.
It's final in Minneapolis: Michigan 2, Illinois 3. Michigan's season is over. Had some chances to tie it up or take the lead late, but just couldn't push across another run.