Jared Pitts Drafted by Houston Astros
June 8, 2007
NACOGDOCHES - Junior right fielder Jared Pitts has become the second Stephen F. Austin Lumberjack taken in the 2007 MLB Amateur Draft. Pitts became the 861st player taken when the Houston Astros selected him in round 28.
Pitts was a transfer from Angelina College who helped bolster the 'Jacks' offensive exploits this past season. A strong-armed right fielder, Pitts was among the league leaders in home runs. He finished the year batting .311, with 11 home runs and 48 RBIs. A mainstay in the 'Jacks' lineup, Pitts started all but one game in 2007.
Pitts joins Steven Hill who was taken in the 13th round by the St. Louis Cardinals. The Lumberjacks have now had three players taken in the MLB Amateur Draft over the course of the past two seasons.