Jefferson’s own Zak Blair was taken in the 20th round by the Chicago Cubs (588th pick) of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft. Zak, a second baseman, was a fifth-year senior out of Mercyhurst College in Erie.
Blair led the Lakers in many offensive categories such as batting average (.329), runs scored (26), base hits (57), and doubles (12). The former Falcon struck out just 9 times in 192 plate appearances in 2013.
The former Under Armour High School Baseball All-American played in the Cape Cod League last summer where he was named All-League.
Cubs’ Position Players Selected
1st Round – 2nd Pick: Kris Bryant, 3B/San Diego
3rd Round – 75th Pick: Jacob Hannemann, OF/BYU
9th Round – 258th Pick: Charcer Burks, OF/William Travis High School (TX)
11th Round – 318th Pick: Jordan Hankins, C/Austin Peay
16th Round – 468th Pick: Cael Brockmeyer, C/UC-Bakersfield
17th Round – 498th Pick: Kelvin Freeman, 1B/NC A&T
18th Round – 528th Pick: Giuseppe Papaccio, SS/Seton Hall
19th Round – 558th Pick: Will Remillard, C/Coastal Carolina
20th Round – 588th Pick: Zak Blair, 2B/Mercyhurst