Choice Moves to No. 15 on Baseball America MLB Draft List
April 22, 2010
ARLINGTON, Texas - Michael Choice has moved up to No. 15 on Baseball America's 2010 Major League Baseball "Draft Top 50" list. Choice, who was a projected first-round draft pick by the publication in February (No. 30 overall), is now listed as the No. 15 player on their list for the upcoming June draft.
Choice is having a standout junior season batting .397 (50-for-126) with 44 runs scored, eight doubles, 12 home runs and 37 RBI. He leads the nation with 49 walks and leads the Southland Conference and ranks among the top in the nation with a .567 on-base percentage and .762 slugging percentage.
On Baseball America's updated April "Draft Top 50 list", Choice is the seventh highest NCAA Division I player listed, he is the second highest ranked outfielder and is the highest ranked collegiate player from the state of Texas.
Rounding out the top 20 players listed on Baseball America's list include, Bryce Harper (C, CC of Southern Nevada), Jameson Taillon (RHP, The Woodlands HS), Drew Pomeranz (LHP, Ole Miss), Karsten Whitson (RHP, Chipley HS), Dylan Covey (RHP, Maranatha HS), Deck McGuire (RHP, Georgia Tech), Anthony Ranaudo (RHP, LSU), A.J. Cole (RHP, Oviedo HS), Manny Machado (SS, Brito HS), Josh Sale (OF, Bishop Blanchet HS), Chris Sale (LHP, Florida Gulf Coast), Christian Colon (SS, Cal State Fullerston), Zack Cox (3B, Arkansas), Nick Castellanos (3B, Archbishop McCarthy HS), Michael Choice (OF, UT Arlington), Austin Wilson (OF, Harvard-Westlake HS), Kaleb Cowart (3B/RHP, Cook HS), Kevin Gausman (RHP, Grandview HS), Gary Brown (OF, Cal State Fullerton), Jesse Hahn (RHP, Virginia Tech).