On Tuesday the St. Louis Cardinals selected Florida Gators junior outfielder Harrison Bader with the 100th overall selection in the 2015 MLB Draft.
Bader began the season red-hot but cooled off towards the middle of the season and enters the College World Series hitting .292. Bader is second on the team in RBI (61), home runs (15), doubles (14) and has a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage in left field this season.
Bader slumped through the end of the season and the beginning of the SEC Tournament but found his stroke in the final two games in Hoover. He’s hitting .309 in five NCAA Tournament games, including a 3-9 (.333) series in the Super Regional against FSU that included a home run.
Bader led the Gators in batting as a freshman (.312) and as sophomore (.337). Bader earned Freshman All-SEC honors in 2013 and was a second-team All-SEC selection in 2014.
Bader will join former teammate and Florida Gators infielder, Casey Turgeon, who was selected by the Cardinals last year.