Saturday, June 7, 2014
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For the second consecutive June, Jarrett Brown is a Major League Baseball draft pick.
The former Salem High School three-sport athlete was on Saturday selected by the Seattle Mariners in the 22nd round (651st overall pick) of the sport’s annual draft.
Brown, a left-handed pitcher, was taken by the Boston Redsox in the 23rd round (712nd pick) of the 2011 draft, but didn’t sign and decided to attend the University of Georgia.
As a freshman with the Bulldogs, Brown made 15 relief appearances and compiled a 3.65 ERA in 12 1/3 innings pitched, then as a sophomore made a team-high 26 relief appearances and had a 2.89 ERA. The Conyers native struggled this past season, going 1-1 with a 6.67 ERA in 19 games, which included his only collegiate start April 6 against Missouri.
In 60 career appearances with Georgia, Brown, who was also a standout in football and basketball at Salem, compiled a 4.54 ERA in 67 1/3 innings pitched.
Brown is the second Georgia player taken by the Mariners as shortstop Nelson Ward was a 12th-round selection.