Rockies call Brothers name in 24th round of MLB draft

Saturday, June 08, 2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Following in the footsteps of older brother Rex, rising redshirt-junior  Hunter Brothers was selected by the Colorado Rockies in the 24th round of the 2013 Major League Baseball amateur draft on Saturday afternoon.

“Hunter is definitely a Major League prospect,” said Lipscomb head coach Jeff Forehand. “He does so many things well and that is what projects him as a professional baseball player on the next level.”

The 709th selection overall, the Chapel Hill native not only joins Rex, the current closer for the Rockies in the Colorado organization, but also Bo McLaughin, the assistant pitching coach for the Rockies and former first-round pick for the Bisons in 1975 by Houston. 

The 29th draftee in Lipscomb history, Brothers selection marks the seventh time in the last seven seasons that a Bison has been chosen in the draft.