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Florida Gators Lose Three Players To Professional Contracts

The Florida Gators baseball team lost three players (so far) to professional baseball contracts. Starting second baseman Josh Adams (13th round) signed with the Florida Marlins and will be assigned to the Jamestown Jammers of the New York-Penn League. He was a second team All-SEC performer this year.

Pitcher Matt Campbell (24th round) signed with the Philadelphia Phillies and will be assigned to the Gulf Coast League. He was drafted last year by the Cincinnati Reds in the 43rd round but did not sign. His signing surprises me a little as he didn't have all that great a year, had a high ERA and averaged less than a strikeout an inning.

The third player to sign was pitcher Nick Maronde. He was a 3rd round pick by the Los Angeles Angles of Anaheim and will be assigned to the Orem Owls of the Pioneer League. Maronde was the highest draft pick of any Gator baseball player this year. He was drafted as recently as 2008 (43rd round) by the Oakland A's but did not sign.

Congrats to all three of them, thanks for the memories and we wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors.