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Two Lobos Taken in MLB Draft
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  06/06/2008
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

June 6, 2008

A pair of University of New Mexico baseball players had their names called on the second day of the 2008 Major League Baseball 1st Year Player Draft. Senior Bobby LaFromboise and redshirt sophomore Scott Gracey were selected by Seattle and Toronto, respectively, today.

LaFromboise, a 6-4 left handed pitcher, posted a 6-3 record in 2008, including a 3.98 ERA. A two-time All-Mountain West Conference selection at New Mexico, LaFromboise was taken in the eighth round with the 252nd pick by the Mariners. He was drafted in the 14th round (433rd pick by Arizona) following his junior season at UNM, but came back for his final year with the hope of improving his draft status. Not only did he see New Mexico have one of its best seasons in recent years, posting a 34-25 mark and finishing second in the MWC, he moved up almost 200 spots in the draft.

Gracey, a 6-2 shortstop, was a second team All-MWC selection in 2008. He hit .332 with 12 doubles and 43 RBI on the year. The Blue Jays took Gracey in the 15th round with the 459th overall selection.

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