Junior shortstop Terrin Vavra was selected by the Colorado Rockies in the 3rd round of the MLB amateur draft. Vavra has had an amazing year at the plate, hitting an eye-popping .393 with 10 HR and 59 RBI, while maintaining a .691 slugging percentage.
Welcome to the show, @TerrinVavra2! The #Gophers shortstop was selected in the third round by the Colorado @Rockies. #HatsOff pic.twitter.com/BduKFEDmz7— Minnesota Baseball (@GopherBaseball) June 5, 2018
Vavra has racked up the accolades in his junior season, becoming the first Gopher baseball player in nine years to earn All-America honors. He was named a first team All-American by Baseball America. He was also named a finalist for the Brooks Wallace Award, which is given to the nation’s top shortstop.
Vavra overcame back issues which dogged him in his first two seasons at Minnesota. Suffering from a stress fracture in his back, he was limited to just 32 games his freshman season, and the injury persisted into last year.
Vavra was drafted high enough that it will be enticing for him to sign and forgo his senior season at Minnesota.