Jaguar Pitcher St. John Drafted By Detroit Tigers In 2014 MLB Draft

June 9, 2014 · By · Filed Under Baseball, News 
Locke St. John, a junior from Pell City, AL, was named the SBC Pitcher of the Week on Monday. This is the first for the Jaguars since March 25, 2013. He was selected in the 32nd round of the 2014 MLB First-Year draft on Saturday by the Detroit Tigers. | Photo by: Brad Puckett  usajaguars.com

Locke St. John, a junior from Pell City, AL, was named the SBC Pitcher of the Week on Monday. This is the first for the Jaguars since March 25, 2013. He was selected in the 32nd round of the 2014 MLB First-Year draft on Saturday by the Detroit Tigers. | Photo by: Brad Puckett usajaguars.com

South Alabama’s Locke St. John was selected in the 32nd round of the 2014 Major League Baseball draft by the Detroit Tigers on Saturday with the 970th overall pick and one of 22 pitchers taken by the Tigers in their 40 picks.

St. John, a Pell City, Alabama native, finished the season with a 6-3 record for the Jaguars with a 3.24 ERA in 15 starts. He Struck out 52 batters and walked 29 in 97 1/3 innings pitched. He also pitched one complete game and combined for a shutout this season. He finished tied for sixth in the Sun Belt Conference in wins, seventh in ERA (sixth among pitchers) while his number of innings ranked fifth in the conference.

This is the second consecutive season a Jaguar lefty has been drafted after Kyle Bartsch was taken in the seventh round of last years draft.

St. John said he was humbled and that he and his family has some thinking to do. He also said that, “I know this would not be possible without the great teammates and coaches I have at South Alabama.”

St. John is a junior and would have one more season of eligibility left if he returns to the Jaguars for next season.

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