Originally written on The Bull Gator  |  Last updated 11/10/14
The Florida Gators’ 2012 baseball season isn’t over, but the future of one individual on the roster just became a little clearer. On Monday night, junior catcher and reigning SEC Player of the Year Mike Zunino was selected third overall in the first round of the MLB Draft by the Seattle Mariners. Going third overall makes Zunino the highest selected Gator in the history of the draft. He is also the first Florida player to go in the first round since Matt LaPorta in 2007. Zunino leads the Gators in most offensive statistical categories and has been one of the nation’s best players throughout his college career. Having played for a national runner-up last season, he has his sights on a championship this time around. Regardless of if Florida wins the title or not, Zunino’s days in orange and blue may be coming to an end. He has another season of eligibility left, but there is little else he has to prove at the college level. Being selected third overall may have sealed his fate. If you...
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