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Two Tiger baseball standouts picked in MLB draft

Jun 15, 2017

Two Pacific Tigers baseball players were snapped up in the MLB draft this week as Major League Baseball began its selection of talent from across the nation. Pitcher Vince Arobio '17 was selected by the Chicago White Sox and outfielder Danny Mayer '17 by the Philadelphia Phillies. The selections mark the next step in both of these players' careers and lives.

Vince ArobioPacific righthand pitcher and all-time saves leader Vince Arobio was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 24th round of the 2017 MLB Draft on Wednesday, June 14.

The Burlingame native posted a 3.86 earned run average (ERA) in 46.0 innings pitched in his senior season, recording seven saves and owning a 4-4 record. He struck out 44 on the season, averaging 9.43 per nine innings. With 17 saves in his career, Arobio holds Pacific's career record. In four years with the Tigers, Arobio logged 98.2 innings in 70 appearances with a 9-6 record and a 3.47 ERA.

Arobio was drafted last season by the Boston Red Sox in the 27th round last year, but chose to return to finish his senior season. He majored in business administration in the Eberhardt School of Business.

Danny Mayer

One the same day, outfielder Danny Mayer was selected in the 31st round by the Philadelphia Phillies. Mayer, a native of Downers Grove, Illinois, clubbed 12 home runs as a senior, bringing his career total to 27 and placing him third in Pacific program history. He finished sixth in home runs the West Coast Conference this season after leading the conference as a junior with 15. Mayer's career .485 slugging percentage ranks 14th in Pacific history.

Mayer was drafted last season by the Minnesota Twins in the 37th round following his breakout junior campaign. In addition to leading the WCC in homers, Mayer hit .314 with 16 doubles and 135 total bases. In his career, Mayer played in 132 games with the Tigers, starting 123. He majored in Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences with a concentration in sport management in the College of the Pacific.

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