Eastern Kentucky University junior third baseman Jayson Langfels has signed a professional contract with the Colorado Rockies as the team’s 16th round selection in the 2010 MLB amateur players draft. Langfels will forgo his senior season at EKU and will likely report to short season ball later this summer. The Lafayette High School alum batted .353 with 16 home runs, 61 runs scored and 52 RBI in 2010. As a sophomore, Langfels led the Ohio Valley Conference with a .441 batting average with 12 home runs and 72 RBI.
Western Kentucky University junior catcher Matt Rice will not sign with the New York Yankees after being selected with the last pick in the 2010 draft. Rice, who boasts a 4.0 grade point average in Mechanical Engineering and is in the running to become WKU’s first Rhode’s Scholar, batted .369 with 10 home runs, 65 RBI and 51 runs scored in 2010. Rice told MLB.com “I definitely have an interest in playing professionally. Hopefully next year, something would work out.” (Read more)