Trio of signees drafted on final day
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Three Kansas baseball signees heard their names called Wednesday afternoon, June 5, as the third and final day of the 2019 Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft wrapped up.
Outfielder Logan Glass (Chicago White Sox, 22nd Round), infielder Ernny Ordonez (Pittsburgh Pirates, 33rd Round) and right-handed pitcher Ryan Vanderhei (Arizona Diamondbacks, 37th Round) rounded out the draft class of current and incoming Jayhawks, joining Ryan Zeferjahn (Boston Red Sox, 3rd Round) and Jaxx Groshans (Boston Red Sox, 5th Round).
Glass was the 2018 Oklahoma State Player of the Year as a junior after leading OK 6A in average, batting .522, and in home runs with 11. The right-handed hitter also posted 15 doubles, and three triples to slug 1.000. Glass produced 49 RBI, 51 runs scored, and only struck out 14 times in 135 PA. As a senior, Glass belted 26 extra-bases hits — including 12 doubles and six triples — and stole 20 bases.
Ordonez played two seasons at Central Arizona College where he batted .361 with 41 doubles, 11 triples and 13 home runs. He drove in 115 RBIs and slugged .574 in his two-year stint.
Vanderhei batted .348 in his three-year high school career, including a .440 clip his senior campaign. On the mound, he posted a 1.69 ERA his final season at Estrella Foothills High School where he struck out 30 batters in 20 and 2/3 innings pitched. For his career, Vanderhei compiled a 5-1 record in 64 and 2/3 innings on the bump where he struck out 80 batters and finished with a career 2.81 ERA.