Scouting Report: Jeremy Shelby – Orioles Thirty Eighth Round Pick

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Son of O’s first base coach, John Shelby.

2010 Orioles Draft Tracker

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3 Responses

  1. NYOrioleFan
    NYOrioleFan June 17, 2010 at 10:46 pm |

    Here is an article from KSLA in Louisiana about Jeremy Shelby (via Camden Chat):

    Jeremy, who is now 22, had not originally intended to go to Grambling. Instead, his journey to Tigerland began with a trip to a junior college in Tennessee. In fact, Jeremy was previously drafted in the 46th round by San Diego in 2000, but passed up the offer to attend Columbia State (TN) Junior College where his dad had also played briefly.

    Jeremy’s trek to Grambling did not happen by chance, but after a lot of encouragement by his teammate, Byron Huff. Byron thought Jeremy’s speeding and hitting skills would be better showcased in the Southwestern Athletic Conference which he thought would also improve Jeremy’s chances of being drafted.

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    Named to the 2010 1st team All-SWAC, Jeremy had a career batting average of .314 in 112 games for the Tigers with 114 hits, 89 runs scored and 64 RBI’s. He also recorded 19 doubles and 12 homeruns and was 26-of-29 in stolen bases.

    Jeremy has followed in his father’s footsteps, attending the same junior college, being drafted by the same team, and playing rookie ball at the same field. Now, Jeremy is looking forward to playing on the very same team where his dad is the first base coach.

    This is truly a dream come true, not just for Jeremy but also for his dad.

  2. NYOrioleFan
    NYOrioleFan June 17, 2010 at 10:47 pm |

    Sorry for the formating error. The entire article can be found at this link.

    1. Jordan
      Jordan June 17, 2010 at 10:55 pm |

      No problem, I believe I fixed it. Thanks for the link!