For many children in the U.S., one of the first answers to the question “What do you want to be when you grow up?” is “A professional baseball player.” Thanks to the effort he put in as a Matador, Miles Williams is one step closer to that dream after being selected in the 15th round of the Major League Baseball draft by the Miami Marlins.
Williams’ chance of going to the big leagues was hampered by a foot injury his junior year in 2013. He had been leading the team in home runs and was among the leaders in runs and RBIs when a foot injury landed him on the disabled list and out of the Big West Player of the Year conversation. He would return for the last two games of the season and, despite missing a good part of the season, still finished with an amazing stat line: eight home runs and a career-high 27 RBIs in just 24 games.
According to MLB.com, “Miami sees power potential in Williams, who led the Matadors and tied for third in the Big West Conference with eight home runs as a junior.”
For more: Miles Williams Selected by Miami in 15th Round of MLB Draft (GoMatadors.com)