Carroll taken in third round by Cincinnati
Missouri State junior right-handed pitcher Scott Carroll became the second Bear chosen in the 2007 Major League Baseball First-Year Draft Thursday, going to the Cincinnati Reds in the third round as the 104th overall pick.
This is the second time Carroll has been drafted from Missouri State. The Liberty, Mo., native was taken in the 16th round by the Angels as a draft-eligible sophomore in 2006 before opting to return to MSU.
As the No. 2 starter in MSU’s rotation this year, Carroll made 13 starts and tied Ross Detwiler, the sixth overall pick in the draft earlier today, for the team lead with 89 innings. He threw two complete games and had a 2.93 ERA and 81 strikeouts against just 25 walks. Carroll ranks 10th in Missouri State history with a career ERA of 3.32 in 171 innings pitched.
Professional clubs must sign drafted players by August 15 or the rights to that player are lost and they can reenter the draft in 2008. Rounds 6-50 of the draft will take place Friday beginning at 10:30 a.m.