Wade’s ‘crazy’ draft day exceeds expectations
Suprised filled TCU right fielder Austen Wade when he was the first Horned Frog player off the board in the 2017 MLB Draft as a fifth-round selection by the Cleveland Indians.
“If someone told me three years ago you’d be a fifth rounder, I would have said that’s the dumbest comment I’ve ever heard,” TCU right fielder Austen Wade said.
TCU head coach Jim Schlossnagle initially agreed with his outfielder, before seeing a change in Wade.
“If you had told me three years ago he’d be a fifth round pick, I’d have said you’re crazy, but, you don’t know the inner workings of a young man after one year that you do after three years,” TCU head coach Jim Schlossnagle said. “He’s got great talent, but he’s also a self-made player. He always had a great concept of the strike zone, but he’s gotten stronger. I think he’s a great statement of our program because he’s gotten better here.”
Congrats to Austen Wade! A 5th round pick at the @Indians! #GoFrogs pic.twitter.com/DORi8BpduM— TCU Baseball (@TCU_Baseball) June 13, 2017
“The day was a crazy, really happy day,” Wade said. Read More
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