Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Junior college OF is Rays' pick in third round

In the third round, the Rays grabbed Andrew Toles, a sophomore outfielder from Chipola (Fla.) Junior College.

Toles, a fourth-round pick of the Marlins out of high school, was at the University of Tennessee before being kicked off the team in October. He started 50 games and hit .270 and was on the SEC's all-freshman team for the Vols last year. Toles hit .367 with 33 RBIs and 41 runs scored in 45 games this year.

"Within all successful programs, there is a certain standard of accountability to which every member of the team must be held,” UT coach Dave Serrano said in October, according to College Baseball Daily. “Andrew and I have come to an agreement that this decision is in both of our best interests as we continue to move the Tennessee baseball program forward. Andrew is a talented young man, and we wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavors.”

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