Two of the Indians’ 2013 draft picks had pretty good evenings.
11th round pick Adam Plutko was named the College World Series’ Most Outstanding Player.
“Adam Plutko, the Bruins’ No. 1 starter, was named the CWS’ Most Outstanding Player. He beat LSU in the Bruins’ first game and was the winner in Game 1 of the finals. He allowed two runs in 13 innings.”
In game one of the series, Plutko set the tone.
“It was a typical UCLA performance: Not much on offense, but dominant on the mound with stellar defense preserving an early lead. Plutko’s performance was especially impressive against a Bulldogs offense that came into Monday’s game hitting .297 in the CWS and featured Hunter Renfroe, the No. 13 overall pick in the 2013 MLB draft. Plutko handled Renfroe with ease, striking him out twice and getting him to fly out in their three meetings.” [Taylor/SI]
Meanwhile, 1st-round pick Clint Frazier made his pro debut with the Indians’ Arizona league team. He was the DH and hit lead-off. In his first professional at-bat Frazier hit a home run. He finished the game with four RBI.
my first professional game went well, a homerun my first at bat & a triple my third at bat, four RBI's on the night .
— Clint Frazier (@CJF19) June 26, 2013
In all Frazier was 2-5 with a home run, triple, four RBI and a run scored.
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