Former Gators Greg Larson, Daniel Pigott sign pro baseballl contracts
Former Gator baseball pitcher Greg Larson and outfielder Daniel Pigott have signed professional baseball contracts.
Selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 20th round in June’s Major League Baseball Draft, Larson has been assigned to the Lowell Spinners of the New York-Penn League, the organization’s Class A short-season affiliate.
Pigott, who was taken in the ninth round with the 292nd overall pick by the Cincinnati Reds, will be playing for the Billings (Mont.) Mustangs in the Pioneer League.
In a team-high 35 appearances as a senior, including two starts, Larson was 6-0 with a team-low 1.33 earned run average. He totaled 38 strikeouts and permitted 12 walks in 54.1 innings of work and limited opponents to a .204 batting average. Larson finished with122 career appearances, second all-time at Florida behind Connor Falkenbach (124, 2002-05).
Pigott batted .318 with career highs in runs (49), RBI (41), walks (23) and homers (8) this season.