West Picked Up By Mets
June 11, 2011
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Lumberjack senior starting pitcher Jared West has signed a free agent deal with the New York Mets following the completion of last week's Major League Baseball draft.
West's acquisition gives SFA three players who will continue their playing careers at the next level, joinging Bryson Myles (6th round) and Chase Wier (21st round) who were each selected on the second day of the draft.
The right-hander and four-year letterman for the 'Jacks had a stellar conclusion to his SFA career, earning honorable mention all-SLC honors at the conclusion of the season after posting a career-best 7-3 record and a 3.08 ERA. He punched out 58 batters and walked just 38 in 79.0 innings of work while holding hitters to a .272 average.
For his career West turned out to be one of the most productive pitchers SFA has ever had, posting 14 career wins, which is tied for second all-time at the school. His 37 career starts is the third most ever at SFA, while his 130 career strikeouts ranks him sixth all-time.