Five Frogs Taken On Final Day
June 8, 2013
FORT WORTH - Five members of the TCU baseball team were drafted on the final day of the 2013 MLB First Year Player Draft. Along with Andrew Mitchell's selection on day two, the Horned Frogs had six total players drafted.
Hearing their name called on the final day of the draft were Trevor Seidenberger (12th round, Milwaukee Brewers), Paul Hendrix (18th round, Cleveland Indians), Stefan Crichton (23rd round, Baltimore Orioles), Jantzen Witte (24th round, Boston Red Sox) and Nick Frey (33rd round, St. Louis Cardinals).
Seidenberger started six games as part of 21 appearances on the mound this past season. He put up a 2.63 ERA in 54 2/3 innings pitched while posting a 3-3 record. His 62 strikeouts ranked third on the staff. Additionally, he limited opponents to a .213 batting average.
Hendrix played in 50 games, making 45 starts this year. He ranked third on the squad with a .273 average and 30 RBIs. The junior infielder led the Horned Frogs with five home runs to go along with 10 doubles and a triple.
Crichton has made 62 appearances, including 24 starts, in three years on campus. The right-hander has a 19-8 record with five saves. In 186 innings pitched, the junior has 126 strikeouts to go along with a 3.73 career ERA.
Witte has been a staple at third base in his five years on campus. After redshirting in 2009, he took over the hot corner as a freshman and played in 211 career games. A career .327 hitter, Witte ranks second all-time with 63 doubles. He has racked up 257 hits, scored 132 runs, hit 14 home runs and drove in 140 runs. Witte is a two-time all-conference performer, including a second-team All-Big 12 selection this season.
Frey has made 27 appearances, including six starts, in his three seasons at TCU. The junior fanned 52 batters in 77 innings pitched and owns a 2-2 record to go along with a 3.51 ERA.
With six total selections this year, it marks the fourth time in the Jim Schlossnagle era that the Frogs have produced six or more draft picks in a single year. During his 10 seasons as TCU's head coach, Schlossnagle has seen 46 players drafted by 19 organizations.