Butler Bluesox player drafted to Major League

June 14, 2012 by  

Shayne Houck, formerly the third baseman for the Butler Bluesox, has been drafted to the San Francisco Giants. Houck was the 898th pick overall and was chosen in the 29th round of the draft.

Prior to being chosen by the Giants, Houck set a number of records with the Bluesox. He had the most home runs, 10, and the most RBIs, 44. He also set the record for doubles during his career with the Bluesox and tied with another player for the second highest batting average of .347.

When not playing with the Bluesox, Houck was a student at Kutztown University, where he played on the baseball team. With Kutztown’s team, he had career records in home runs, hits, and runs scored.

The Butler Bluesox is part of the Prospect League, a summer collegiate wooden bat league. Houck is among 23 others from the league drafted into the major leagues this year. Another former Bluesox player, Ryan McChesney, was chosen by the Tampa Bay Rays. He signed with the team as a free agent and played with the Bluesox during the 2009 season.

Other former Bluesox players who have joined the majors include Jacke Healey, who was signed with the Houston Astros in 2010, and Kevan Smith, who was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 7th round in 2011.

No matter where their major league careers take them, these newly minted pro-baseball players should look into business card printing so that they can let others know of their new status.