Posted by: marcmwm | June 4, 2008

Yes, that Jake Christensen . . .

The Iowa quarterback’s name is on MLB.com’s list of available in this weekend’s baseball draft. One of the fellas at HawkeyeReport.com scouted this out (scroll down a few names):

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/events/draft/y2008/drafttracker.jsp?p=0&s=30&sc=last_name&so=ascending&st=number&ft=ST&fv=IL

In 2005, Christensen was drafted in the 50th round by the Cincinnati Reds. He was a three-time letterwinner at Lockport (Ill.) High School. He was regarded enough to be named a preseason all-American by Louisville Slugger. Lockport finished 40-3 and won the Class AA baseball title in 2005.

I have no idea how MLB.com compiled this list or how Christensen’s name got on it. I imagine it had a lot to do with him being drafted in ’05. After three years, I don’t know if a player’s name goes back into the draft. Maybe a baseball guy out there can enlighten me. The baseball guy isn’t in the office today.

Christensen is listed as a right fielder.

If nothing else, there’s a reason to follow the MLB draft, which begins Thursday. 

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