Two Red Raiders Get Picked in 4th Round of MLB Draft
Texas Tech baseball has been well represented in the MLB draft over the past decade with dozens of players being selected by Major League organizations out of Texas Tech in the Tim Tadlock era at Texas Tech and before.
With a couple of Red Raiders turning heads in the Minor Leagues though, the steam to pick a Texas Tech prospect could actually ratchet up a bit. Caleb Killian is lighting it up with the Giant's AA team the Richmond Flying Squirrels, Gabe Holt is putting the work in with a Brewers' affiliate the Carolina Mudcats, and of course, Josh Jung is currently the Texas Rangers number one prospect.
Two teams added more Red Raider life to their teams via the 4th round of the MLB draft. The first Texas Tech player off the board was shortstop Cal Conley who is fresh off winning the Brooks Wallace Award for the Nation's best shortstop.
Conley spent two seasons at Texas Tech but will now head to the Braves organization after being picked 126th overall by the Atlanta Braves.
The second player chosen off Tim Tadlock's team was Dru Baker who finds a perfect fit with the Tampa Bay Rays. Baker went off the board just four picks after his teammate Conley at pick 130. Baker spent three seasons at Texas Tech and was a key part of a stretch run that got the Red Raiders to Omaha in 2019.
Conley and Baker might have been the first two Red Raiders drafted off of Tim Tadlock's 2021 roster, but they weren't the first Red Raiders drafted. Technically.
Texas Tech commit Cameron Cauley who is a high school shortstop will now likely head to the pros with a slot value in the third round of more than $600,000.
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