June 8, 2013
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The University of Maryland baseball program had three players and two prep signees selected on the final day of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft, which opened Thursday and concluded Saturday.
All five players were selected on Saturday in rounds 11 through 40, led by junior righthander Jake Stinnett and redshirt sophomore center fielder Charlie White, who were taken in the 29th round by the Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Yankees, respectively. Senior catcher Jack Cleary was drafted in the 39th round by the Milwaukee Brewers.
Prep signee Nick Cieri, a catcher from Rancocas Valley Regional High School in Hainesport, N.J., was selected in the 32nd round by the San Francisco Giants. The Kansas City Royals took Michael Shawaryn, a right-handed pitcher from Gloucester Catholic High School in Carneys Point, N.J., in the 32nd round as well.
In all, four Terrapin players and two prep signees were drafted over three days. Senior Jimmy Reed was taken in the sixth round by the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday.
After beginning the season as the Terrapins' closer, Stinnett moved into the weekend rotation on March 17 against Florida State. Stinnett finished the season with a 6-5 record and a 2.83 ERA with 48 strikeouts. The junior's ERA ranked second on team and currently is ranked 14th in the ACC. For the season, Stinnett held opponents to a .204 batting average, the fifth-best mark in the conference.
The native of Vista, Calif., posted a 1.41 ERA over his final five starts and pitched at least seven innings in all five outings. Stinnett threw his first career complete game in a 4-1 win at Duke on April 28.
White finished the regular season highly ranked in several offensive categories in en route to second team All-ACC honors. He led the conference with 39 stolen bases, ranked fifth with 75 hits, finished eighth with a .350 batting average, and ranked 10th with a .449 on-base percentage.
The Naperville, Ill., native made his mark early in the season by stealing four bases in game one of a doubleheader against Oakland on Feb. 22, the most stolen bases in a single game this season in the league. He parlayed that performance into an ACC Player of the Week honor becoming the first Terrapin to win the award since 2002.
White's 39 stolen bases is the highest single-season total in school history surpassing Larry Long (33, 1998). For his career, White has swiped 61 bases, one shy of the program record.
Cleary made 149 career starts behind the plate for the Terps over his four seasons in College Park. He posted a career-best .993 fielding percentage this past season to go along with a .213 batting average, 20 runs scored and 19 RBI. Cleary also threw out 16 would-be base stealers.
It is the third consecutive year the Terps have had multiple players selected in the MLB Draft.
Maryland Baseball at the 2013 MLB Draft
2013 Maryland Players
LHP Jimmy Reed - 6th round - 185 overall - St. Louis Cardinals
RHP Jake Stinnett - 29th round - 869 overall - Pittsburgh Pirates
CF Charlie White - 29th round - 884 overall - New York Yankees
C Jack Cleary - 39th round - 1172 overall - Milwaukee Brewers
2013 Maryland Prep Signees
RHP Michael Shawaryn - 32nd round - 954 overall - Kansas City Royals
C Nick Cieri - 32nd round - 972 overall - San Francisco Giants