David Thompson became the second Miami Hurricane selected in the 2015 MLB Draft, when the Mets selected him in the fourth round on Tuesday with the 119th overall pick.READ MORE: Python Removal Program Grows In Southwest Florida
The power-hitting junior joins teammate and pitcher Andrew Suarez (Giants, No. 61 overall) as Canes drafted so far.READ MORE: Tracking The Tropics: Hurricane Sam Continues To Intensify
Thompson leads the nation in RBIs with 87, is tied for the lead in home runs with 19, and has a .677 slugging percentage. After graduating from Miami’s Westminster Christian, he initially signed with the University of Miami as a two-sport athlete, playing quarterback for the football team as a freshman before focusing on baseball the last two years.MORE NEWS: Miami Weather: Nice Saturday Morning Followed By Afternoon Showers
The Canes are set to play the Gators in the College World Series this Saturday evening (8 p.m. on 560 WQAM).