George Mason junior catcher Logan Driscoll became the highest draft pick in the history of George Mason baseball after being selected in the second round of the 2019 MLB Draft by the San Diego Padres on Monday.
Driscoll, a native of Burke, was selected with the 73rd overall pick. He was the first player from the Atlantic 10 Conference and the fourth catcher to be selected.
Catcher Chris Widger, who was selected by the Seattle Mariners with the 82nd overall pick in the 1992 MLB Draft, had been the program’s highest-drafted player.
Driscoll was selected Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team catcher for the second straight year.
A semifinalist for the 2019 Buster Posey National Collegiate Catcher of the Year Award, Driscoll led Mason in average (.343), hits (58), triples (2), home runs (9), RBI (33), slugging percentage (.598), and on-base percentage (.462).
Driscoll played in 47 games with 46 starts during the season. He had at least one hit in 35 of 47 games (58-for-169), including 13 multi-hit and 11 multi-RBI games.
Among A-10 leaders, Driscoll finished the regular season fourth in slugging percentage (.598), fifth in on-base percentage (.462), tied for seventh in home runs (9), ninth in batting average (.343), tied for 21st in both runs scored (37) and doubles (12) and tied for 23rd in hits (58).
George Mason junior starter Jared DiCesare was selected in the draft by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 17th round. DiCesare, a native of Chantilly, finished the season with a 4-7 record and a 5.40 ERA. He tied for first on the club in starts (13) and wins (4), while leading the team with two complete games. DiCesare was second on the team in both innings pitched (80.0) and strikeouts (59).
DiCesare has appeared in 51 games with 23 starts for the Patriots. He has a career record of 12-16 with a 4.24 ERA and five saves.
The Patriots have had two players selected in the MLB draft for the second straight year.