Monday, June 6, 2011

Former NHSCA Sports Hour Guest Bubba Starling Drafted by Kansas City Royals

by Jeff Fisher
Host, NHSCA Sports Hour

Congratulations to Bubba Starling, a guest on our April 3rd show, who was taken in today's Major League Baseball Amateur Draft.

Starling, who was a great three-sport athlete at Gardner-Edgerton (Gardner, Kansas), was taken with the fifth pick overall by the Kansas City Royals.  The 6-5, 200 pound outfielder has a big decision to February he accepted a scholarship to play football the University of Nebraska.

As a senior, Starling hit .481 with one home run in every six at-bats.  His fastball has been clocked at 95 miles-an-hour, but he didn't pitch this season.

In his final football campaign, Starling, who will also be allowed to play baseball for the Cornhuskers, rushed for nearly 2,500 yards and 31 touchdowns.

Also drafted in the first round today was Archie Bradley of Broken Arrow High School in Oklahoma.  Bradley, who's fastball has been clocked at 101 m.p.h., was taken by the Arizona Diamondbacks with the #7 pick in the first round.

On Sunday, we spoke with Bradley's head coach Shannon Dobson, who said he's one of the best high school prospects he's ever seen.

Click here to listen to the April 3rd interview with Bubba Starling.

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