Eastern New Mexico University’s Kevin Thompson was drafted Wednesday by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 48th round of the Major League Baseball draft.
An infielder from La Canada, Calif., Thompson was the 1,454th overall pick. He is the first ENMU player taken in the MLB draft in 14 years.
Thompson started 125 games over four seasons for the Hounds and posted a .302 batting average. He spent most of the time at shortstop.
What they’re saying
“He’s fairly athletic and his arm is OK when it’s right. He’s the tall, rangy kind of guy they look for. ... You never know what happens when they switch to a wood bat. That’s something you just can’t predict. ... He’ll need to find a position. If he’s an infielder he’ll probably be a corner infielder or if it’s the outfield a corner outfielder. Then he’s have to put on some weight and develop some power.” — ENMU coach Phil Clabaugh
Last Greyhound drafted — Brian Cronk, Pittsburgh Pirates, 45th round, 1997