Two 2018 Draft Picks Set to Join Clinton LumberKings
As we come out of an exciting all-star break, there have been many roster moves throughout the Midwest League. The Clinton LumberKings, Single-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, made five additions to their roster today, two of which were 2018 draft picks.
Fans in Clinton can look forward to seeing outfielder Keegan McGovern and infielder Zach Scott take the field for their LumberKings during the second half of the season.
McGovern, a product of Willacoochee, Georgia, was taken by the Mariners in the ninth round of this year’s draft out of the University of Georgia. The 22 year old hits from the left side and possesses some pretty decent power both raw and in game. McGovern hit 18 homers and slugged .644 in 58 games during his senior season at Georgia. He led the 2018 Bulldogs in several offensive categories including homers, on base percentage, and slugging percentage.
McGovern has already made his pro debut as he spent four games with the Mariners short season affiliate, the Everett AquaSox. He had five hits in 16 at bats with two doubles to start out his professional career. The Mariners seem to like the advanced bat and are ready to see McGovern take a step up in competition.
While McGovern came highly touted, 32nd round pick Zach Scott didn’t get as much fanfare coming out of the draft. He spent his college career at three different schools, but was ultimately drafted out of Saint Leo in Florida. The second baseman is sure handed in the field and posted a solid 2018 at the plate for the Lions. Before the draft, he slashed .312/.386/.570 with eight homers, six triples, and 12 doubles for the D2 program. Another left handed batter, Scott has also made his pro debut, but he only got six at bats with the Modesto Nuts in the High-A California League.