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Signee Thomas, pitcher Thomas drafted in 13th

The 13th round of Friday's baseball draft was, depending on your perspective, a lucky one for USF baseball, as signee Corey Thomas of Middleton was drafted by the Orioles and junior right-hander Daniel Thomas was selected by the Athletics.

Thomas, who could play outfield or help as a left-handed pitcher as USF, is the third USF signee drafted and is listed in's database as a third baseman. Both he and Daniel Thomas had been projected as high as the top 10 rounds.

Daniel Thomas is likely to sign after four seasons with the Bulls, but Corey Thomas' draft position will make it a tough decision as to whether he'll honor his commitment to USF or sign a pro contract. Only four of 30 13th-round picks did not sign with the teams that drafted them in last year's draft, according to Baseball America.

Corey Thomas joins catcher Adrian Nieto (fifth round) and left-hander Anthony Ferrara (seventh) as Bulls signees who could be lost to the draft.

Daniel Thomas is USF's highest-drafted player since pitcher Casey Hudspeth went in the fifth round in 2006.

[Last modified: Thursday, May 27, 2010 12:27pm]


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