WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – McCutcheon’s Logan Sowers is the latest in a long line of Lafayette area talent getting a look from Major League Baseball teams.
The 2014 MLB draft began Thursday with the first and second rounds. Sowers’ phone began ringing in Friday’s third round and the McCutcheon senior started talking numbers with teams in the fourth round.
“Today, I got a few phone calls. But I decided not to take their offers, and I decided to go to IU,” said Sowers.
When the potential contract value didn’t line up with his expectations, the Indiana commit decided heading to Bloomington was his best option.
“I’ve been dreaming about this my whole life, and I’ve been dreaming about making it to the majors my whole life, and getting drafted is just another step to it. My family and my adviser have put a certain value on my IU scholarship and the whole college experience. What I got offered today wasn’t high enough, so I just decided to go to college for a few years and go at it again,” said Sowers.
A lot of college commits are difficult to drag away and into an MLB farm system. But under the right circumstances, it can happen. The third and final day of the MLB Draft will take place on Saturday, June 7.