June 28, 2010
ARLINGTON, Texas - UT Arlington's Logan Bawcom (Midland, Texas) signed a professional contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday evening and has reported to the organization's short-season Single-A team in Ogden, Utah.
Bawcom, a junior right-handed pitcher with the Mavericks, was a 17th round draft pick (532nd overall) by the Dodgers in the June MLB First-Year Player Draft. He was the fourth Maverick taken in the draft's top 17 rounds - which is a school record for the most players selected in a single draft.
Bawcom is the 15th highest draft pick at UTA and became the sixth highest drafted Maverick pitcher in the program's history. He was the fourth right-handed pitcher drafted by the Dodgers and their eighth overall pitcher selected in the draft.
He spent most of the 2010 season as the Mavericks' Sunday starter where he tallied a 5-4 record with a 3.87 ERA. He was also the team's closer leading the team with five saves, including a pair in the Southland Conference Tournament.
Bawcom pitched in 20 games, making 11 starts, and was third on the team throwing 90.2 innings and struck out 87 batters. He ranked seventh in the league in strikeouts and ERA and was tied for sixth in the league with five saves.
Bawcom is the third UTA player this year to sign a professional contract, as Rett Varner (Florida Marlins - 6th round) and Jason Mitchell (Kansas City Royals - 15th round) both signed earlier this month.
Bawcom joins the Ogden Raptors in the Pioneer League, who are managed by former major league catcher Damon Berryhill, who spent 10 seasons in the big leagues. The Raptors are currently 2-5 since their season started June 21.