San Jacinto College pitcher Daniel Stumpf was selected in the ninth round of the 2012 Major League Baseball (MLB) First-Year Player Draft by the Kansas City Royals. Photo credit: Rob Vanya, San Jacinto College marketing department.
Stumpf, Banda selected in 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft
Amanda L. Booren -- June 8, 2012
HOUSTON – San Jacinto College pitchers Daniel Stumpf and Anthony Banda were selected earlier this week in the 2012 Major League Baseball (MLB) First-Year Player Draft.
The Kansas City Royals, with the 283rd overall pick, selected Stumpf in the ninth round. He was a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Region XIV South Conference honoree, earned a spot on the Junior College (JUCO) World Series All-Tournament team, and was named the JUCO World Series most outstanding pitcher. The lefty from Humble (Atascocita HS) went 8-2 in the regular season with a 2.27 ERA, including a team-best 108 strikeouts in 111 innings pitched.
With the 335th pick in the 10th round, the Milwaukee Brewers selected pitcher Anthony Banda. The left-handed freshman from Sinton (Sinton HS) went 7-1 in the regular season with a 2.01 ERA, including 73 strikeouts.
San Jac finished the 2012 season as the national runner-up with an overall record of 41-25. In its 22nd appearance at the JUCO World Series, San Jacinto College advanced to the championship game for the 12th time in school history. It was the eighth runner-up title for the baseball team.
Overall, 88 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) players were selected in this year’s draft. The NJCAA had 48 pitchers drafted from its ranks – 11 of which are left-handed – while 40 position players were selected. Of the position players drafted, there were 17 outfielders and 23 infielders – 12 of which play shortstop.
For more information about the MLB First-Year Player Draft, visit www.mlb.com.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. The Achieving the Dream Leader College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 students in more than 200 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career preparation. Students also benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $630 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.
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