Saint Leo junior first baseman Troy Sieber was selected by the Houston Astros in the 24th round with the 727nd pick of last week’s Major League Baseball Draft.
“We’re very proud of Troy and all the hard work he has put in to make this happen. We wish him all the best, and we will miss him,” Saint Leo head baseball coach Sean O’ Connor said in a release.
Sieber, a Second Team Division II All-American, batted .457 with 16 home runs and 55 RBIs this season.
A native of Salem, New Jersey, Sieber also ended the season with a 14-game hitting streak.
“It’s hard to lose a player of Troy’s caliber, but it’s fun to see them go on and play. This is what Troy and all these guys train for – a chance to play professional ball,” O’ Connor said.
Since 2013, the Lions have had at least one player selected in the MLB draft.