Thursday, June 11, 2009

Covington Catholic's Luke Maile Drafted by Boston Red Sox in Round 43

Luke Maile, Northern Kentucky's top high school baseball prospect, was drafted in the 43rd round with the 1,308th pick of the 2009 MLB Draft.

Many teams passed on Maile due to signability issues as most figured he would head to the University of Kentucky to honor his scholarship. However, if the Red Sox scouts like his progress they could offer him a signing bonus equivalent to a high-round pick. From prior interviews Maile seems like a smart kid and I see him heading of to college. If he proves his worth in the first couple years of college he could be a first day talent but I don't see the Red Sox offering him a large chunk of money at the moment.

Maile led Covington Catholic to a first place finish to end the season in Districts but the team eventually lost in a huge upset to the Beechwood Tigers in the Region Tournament. In 2009, Maile batted .514 with 56 runs, 12 long balls and 55 RBI's. In addition he walked 39 at bats and only struck out three times!

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