Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Sanders, Jacobs drafted

Wednesday, on the second day of the Major League Baseball draft, the Colorado Rockies selected Auburn third baseman Joseph Sanders during the fifth round.

Sanders led the Tigers in both home runs and RBIs despite missing a few weeks with a broken jaw. The third baseman enjoyed a career year in 2009.

The other Auburn news in the MLB draft came from one of its football signees, linebacker Brandon Jacobs. As a senior left fielder at Parkview (Ga.) High School, Jacobs batted over .500.

The Boston Red Sox thought highly enough of Jacobs to make him a 10th-round selection.

In a recent interview with, Jacobs said: "Looking at the slot money, most likely rounds seven and up, I'll probably go."

With Jacobs getting selected in the 10th round, must now choose whether to play football at Auburn or begin a professional baseball career.

Auburn lacks depth at linebacker, so Jacobs could help the team right away if he opts to play football.

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