MARINERS SELECT MOORE IN SIXTH ROUND
June 6, 2006
ARLINGTON, Texas - UT-Arlington junior catcher Adam Moore (Mineola, Texas) was selected with the 171st overall pick in the 6th round by the Seattle Mariners on the first day of the 2006 Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft. Moore becomes the second Maverick drafted by the Mariners in the last three years with pitcher Mark Lowe taken in the fifth round of the 2004 Draft.
The 6-3, 215 transfer from Nebraska led the Mavericks offense after hitting .350 with 89 hits, 22 doubles, 10 home runs, 50 RBIs and 54 runs scored. His 22 doubles tied the single-season doubles record and set new school records with seven intentional walks and 13 hit-by-pitches.
The 2006 Southland Conference Newcomer of the Year and first team all-SLC selection was among the conference leaders in every offensive category. He led the SLC in doubles, tied for the lead in hits, second in runs scored, tied for third in total bases (143), sixth in home runs, seventh inn on-base percentage (.445), eighth in slugging percentage (.563), ninth in average and ninth in RBIs.