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Another former Tiger has made the decision to take the next step in their baseball career.
Just a day after the official announcements that Blake Burkhalter and Sonny DiChiara had signed their rookie contract with their respective clubs, it was reported that a third MLB Draft selection from Auburn had reached a deal.
Jim Callis of MLB Pipeline reported Saturday the Seattle Mariners have agreed to terms with their 15th-round selection in the 2022 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, Auburn’s Blake Rambusch.
Rambusch, who was the 468th overall selection, has signed a rookie contract valued at $125,000.
In just one season on the Plains, Rambusch made an impact in both aspects of the game. At the plate, Rambusch had the team’s second-highest average with .327, fourth in RBI with 37, and stole 16 bases in 21 attempts.
In the field, Rambusch fielded at a .957 clip, committing just seven errors in 115 fielding attempts. He was also joins Kason Howell as the only two players to start all 65 games of the 2022 season, staring primarily at third base.
Five of Auburn’s eight draft picks have yet to agree to terms with their respective franchises. MLB teams have until 4 p.m. CDT on August 1 to reach a deal with their draft picks.
— Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB) July 24, 2022