More Signing Deadline News

College Baseball, Major League Baseball
UK Coach Gary Henderson; Photo: UK Athletics

UK Coach Gary Henderson; Photo: UK Athletics

The good news keeps coming today for UK head coach Gary Henderson and the Bat Cats.  UK Athletics has confirmed that, in addition to the return of rising senior James Paxton (1st Supp., Toronto Blue Jays), five of the seven drafted members of UK’s 2009 recruiting class have chosen to attend college instead of signing a professional contract.

  • Eric Lindsey at “Cat Scratches” reports that RHP Stephen Inch and RHP Keith Butler were the only UK signees to choose pro ball over the Cats.
  • Baseball America lists the Toronto Blue Jays as one of its deadline losers for failing to sign Paxton.  Also there is bad news for the 2010 Bowling Green Hot Rods as Tampa Bay failed to sign its first two picks in the draft.

Click the jump to see the complete list of drafted players with Kentucky ties that did not sign a professional contract.