Tennessee Tech catcher Jordan Parris was picked in the 20th round of the MLB draft by the Colorado Rockies. According to the Tullahoma News, he didn’t get a call beforehand, but instead saw the news on MLB’s draft tracker.
“It was awesome,” he told the paper. “I was actually sitting here with my buddy and I didn’t get a call, I was just refreshing the draft tracker page. I saw my height and weight and then I looked over and I saw Tennessee Tech and said ‘Oh my god, I just got drafted.’”
Parris played in 47 games as a senior, finishing the year with a .982 fielding percentage. Additionally, he gunned down 46.4 percent of all baserunners trying to steal.
While Parris isn’t sure where he will be playing, he says a Rockies scout got in contact with him and said that he would need his passport.
“I’m still in Cookeville, so he’s probably going to come meet me in Cookeville and we will sign,” Parris told the paper. “I guess I’ll be playing up north. We will probably be going in and out of those states and Canada.”