Two U Maine Black Bears Make The Big Leagues
Reports are in that Black Bears Jeremy Pena and Chris Bec have been drafted by the Houston Astros and Toronto Blue Jays respectively.
As mentioned by the BDN Pena’s apple did not fall far from the tree. His dad played the major league years before.
Hailing from Providence RI Jeremy plays shortstop and only a junior at U Maine he’ll be heading to Houston TX for his new career.
As for Bec, who is a catcher, he will be heading to Canada for what he called a “dream come true” to play with the Blue Jays. A multi-talented player Chris can also play in both infield and outfield position.
The MLB.com Draft Tracker estimated that the pick value for Pena is approximately $549,700 and Bec at $357,500. Way to graduate guys. Congratulations to both of these young men and we look forward to seeing you play!