Friday, June 10, 2016

Baseball's Woods Taken By San Francisco Giants In Eighth Round Of 2016 MLB Draft - UAlbany Sports 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. – Junior right-handed pitcher Stephen Woods was selected by the San Francisco Giants in the eighth round (No. 245 overall) of the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft, Friday evening. Woods, a native of Dix Hills, N.Y., accrued a 4-5 overall record and a 5.57 ERA in his junior campaign at the University at Albany. Making 12 starts on the mound, Woods logged 88 strikeouts in 64.2 innings. As a sophomore, Woods was named second team all-conference by the America East. Out of high school, Woods was picked in the sixth round (No. 188 overall) by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2013 MLB Draft, but chose not to ink a deal. Woods is the highest drafted Great Dane in program history. UALBANY BASEBALL IN THE MLB DRAFT 1974 - Terry Kenny, San Francisco, 9th round 2001 - Steve Checksfield, Houston, 26th round - No. 776 overall 2002 - Mike Grasso, Atlanta, 11th round- No. 335 overall 2004 - Adam Kroft, San Diego, 30th round- No. 882 overall 2007 - Tom Hill, Kansas City, 34th round- No. 1,023 overall 2008 - Mike Konstanty, Cincinnati, 39th round- No. 1,169 overall 2011 - Dave Kubiak, Tampa Bay, 36th round- No. 1,110 overall 2012 - Sean Lucas, Cincinnati, 25th round- No. 772 overall 2013 - Stephen Woods, Tampa Bay, 6th round - No. 188 overall (HS – did not sign) 2016 - Stephen Woods, San Francisco, 8th round - No. 245 overall

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