SSU's Alex Todd Drafted in 27th Round by Houston Astros

a_todd.jpegSonoma State shortstop Alex Todd, who was named a Preseason Small College All-American by the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper prior to the 2011 season, has been selected in the 27th round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the Houston Astros.

Todd is the 820th overall pick and is the second Sonoma State player to be taken so far in this year's draft.Todd, who was the team's third-best hitter with a .322 average, had 71 hits in a team-high 214 at bats with 10 doubles, two triples and five home runs. He recorded 38 runs batted in and scored 44 runs himself.

Todd, an All-California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) First Team honoree, was a First Team All-West Region selection in the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA), Daktronics, Inc., and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) programs.

With the selection to the Astros, Todd becomes the 39th baseball student-athlete in Sonoma State history, and the 36th player under head coach John Goelz, to be drafted. Todd is the 17th SSU student-athlete in the past eight seasons to be drafted.

The native of San Jose becomes the first SSU player to be drafted by Houston -- SSU Athletics Hall of Famer Fehlandt Lentini signed a free agent contract with the Astros back in 2001.

This is the fifth straight season that a Sonoma State player has been picked in the MLB First-Year Player Draft. Todd also joins teammate O'Koyea Dickson, who was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 12th round on Tuesday.



* "SSU's O'Koyea Dickson Drafted By L.A. Dodgers" SSU NewsCenter, June 7

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