Terps baseball to hold annual MLB draft scout day

October 9, 2012

With 14 draft-eligible players on the roster, the Maryland baseball team will host a scout day at Bob Smith Stadium on Wednesday at 2 p.m.

Pregame batting practice will precede an intrasquad scrimmage, to start around 3 p.m., and only the Terps’ six draft-eligible pitchers will see time during the scrimmage.

Maryland went 32-24 overall last season — including an impressive series win against eventual Pacific-12 champion UCLA in the season’s opening weekend — and 10-20 in the ACC, but haven’t topped the .500 mark in conference play since 1981.

Four Terps were taken in the 2012 MLB draft, including 17th-round shortstop Alfredo Rodriguez. Back this season is 21st-round selection Jimmy Reed, who posted a 2.70 ERA and eight saves his junior year, tied for the second-highest single-season save total in school history.

According to a press release sent out, Maryland’s draft-eligible position players are: Jack Cleary, Kyle Convissar, Jordan Hagel, Tim Kiene, Michael Montville, Alex Ramsey, Blake Schmit and Charlie White.

The draft eligible pitchers are: Reed, Ben Brewster, Brady Kirkpatrick, Jamie Pashuck, Jake Stinnett and Chase Tokunaga.

Convissar, Hagel, Kiene, Kirkpatrick, Montville and Reed all played in the Cape Cod League this summer for various teams.

The scout day is free and open to the public.

Alex Prewitt covers the Washington Capitals. Follow him on Twitter @alex_prewitt or email him at alex.prewitt@washpost.com.
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