After a breakout season for the Central Michigan baseball team, junior left fielder Daniel Jipping was selected with the No. 656 pick of the MLB Draft by the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday.
The 6-foot-2, 230-pound Canton native was critical in the cleanup spot for the Chippewas, who won the Mid-American Conference West Division (31-28, 16-8) and fell to Eastern Michigan in the semifinals of the MAC Tournament.
Jipping lead CMU in batting average (.309), RBIs (61), doubles (17), home runs (11), walks (41) and slugging percentage (.560).
In addition to being named First Team All-MAC, Jipping also became the 12th player in program history named to the Second Team Academic All-America.
Along with Jipping, the Chippewas lost shortstop Alex Borglin, catcher Robert Greenman and pitchers Brady Williams and Jordan Grosjean to graduation.Keep Reading >>