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Four Tars Selected on Final Day of MLB Draft

Four Tars Selected on Final Day of MLB Draft

WINTER PARK, Fla. (June 5, 2019) – Rollins baseball had four players called on the final day of the 2019 MLB Draft on Wednesday. Pitchers Garrett Leonard (Pittsburgh Pirates), Jimmy Robbins (Toronto Blue Jays), Cameron Enck (Colorado Rockies) and Whit Drennan (Houston Astros) were each selected and are set to start their professional baseball careers. 

Leonard (Fort Mill, SC) was named First Team Academic All-American earlier in the day and then heard his name called in the 15th round (pick 454) by the Pirates. The Fort Mill, S.C. native made 16 appearances this season, going 2-3 with a 3.95 ERA in 68.1 innings. He racked up 75 strikeouts, averaging 9.88 per nine innings. Opponents hit just .234 against the right hander, the sixth best mark in the Sunshine State Conference. In three seasons with the Tars, Leonard threw 150 innings over 48 appearances, highlighted with a no-hitter against Lynn last season.

Robbins, was the Blue Jays' 20th round selection (pick 597). A second team All-Sunshine State Conference selection, he made 18 appearances for the Tars, going 7-5 with four saves. The Orlando native (Boone HS) fanned 105, the third best in the SSC and 24th most in the nation. He averaged 12.33 strikeouts per nine innings; the 20th best mark in the nation. Robbins was third in the conference, holding opponents to just .215 at the plate. Robbins started his career at Troy, throwing 12.2 innings in 13 appearances for the Trojans.

Enck was picked by the Rockies in the 27th round (pick 819), joining Steve Edsall in 2004 as Rollins pitchers selected by Colorado. The Lancaster, Pa. native played his first two seasons at Maryland before joining the Tars last season. As a senior, he went 7-5 in 87.1 innings over 16 appearances. Enck posted a 4.33 ERA and struck out 68 on the year.

Drennan, selected by the Astros in the 29th round (pick 886), threw 66.1 winnings in 21 games for the Tars this season, racking up a 5-4 record. He struck out 91, posting the nation's 19th best strike outs per nine innings mark at 12.35. In four seasons with the Tars, Drennan struck out 211 batters, throwing 136.2 innings in 72 career games.

The four Tars selected is the most since the 1996 draft when Sean Connolly, Chaz Johnson, Rob Stanton, Barton Vaughn and Bryan Welch gave the Rollins five players headed to the pros. With Brad Case to the Pirates in the 17th round last year and Chris Corbet to the Giants in the 18th round in 2017, Rollins is on a streak of three-straight years of having players drafted.  

ROLLINS COLLEGE ALL-TIME DRAFT HISTORY

PLAYER | POS | YEAR-ROUND-PICK-TEAM

Harry Ball|2B|1990-30- 805-SLN

Clay Bellinger|3B-CF|1989- 2-  44-SFN

Eric Bolling|3B-OF|1984-22- 561-PIT

Jeffrey Burns|C|1968-64- 906-LAN

Carmine Cappuccio|OF|1992- 9- 260-CHA

Brad Case|P|2018-17-504-PIT

John Castino|3B-2B|1976- 3-  58-MIN

Mike Cecere|C|1993-53-1434-SFN

Robert Chandler|P-OF|1966-62- 832-LAN

Eduardo Chile|P|2006-38-1152-ANA

Greg Conley|C|1988-26- 656-SDN

Sean Connolly|P|1996-24- 707-CHA

Chris Corbett|C|2017-18- 546-SFN

Kevin Davidson|C|2002-28- 851-HOU

Steve Edsall|P|2004-22- 650-COL

Ben Fleetham|P|1994-36-1008-MON

Carlos Garmendia|3B|2012-19- 605-MIL

John Goetz|C|1975- 2-  37-HOU

Tim Griffin|P|2010-28- 852-SEA

Robert Gustafson|OF|1965-34- 628-SLN

David Hall|OF|1977- 7- 158-MON

Larry Hart|1B|1972-22- 515-NYA

Brent Haworth|P|1999-20- 611-ANA

Chaz Johnson|OF|1996-42-1241-SFN

Roland Keys|SS|1977-15- 387-NYA

Mike Lynch|P|1990-31- 832-MIL

Chris Madar|C-3B|1992-49-1380-CHA

Chris Mader|1B|1991-53-1360-CHA

Richard Magner|C|1972-18- 425-LAN

Joey Manning|OF|2007-47-1386-PHI

Bruce McAlister|SS|1977- 8- 184-MON

Brian Meyer|P|1986-16- 406-HOU

Ted O'Neil|P|1976- 9- 153-NYN

Mark O'Sullivan|P|2001-25- 749-ANA

Thomas Peck|OF|1995-42-1168-TOR

Rusty Piggott|SS|1980-23- 580-CHN

Brett Ragland|P|1981- 8- 197-LAN

Brad Renner|P|2013-28- 828-CHN

Frank Ricci|P|1979-26- 666-NYA

Anthony Rich|SS|1994-14- 388-HOU

Glenn Sherlock|C|1983-21- 527-HOU

Justin Sherrod|OF|2000-19- 572-BOS

Robert Simmons|1B|1986-29- 718-MON

Tad Slowik|P|1983-27- 666-CHN

Gregg Smyth|P|1995-33- 921-HOU

Rob Stanton|OF|1996- 8- 243-CLE

Barton Vaughn|P|1996-44-1311-BOS

Bryan Welch|P|1996-37-1099-KCA

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