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Ex-UK baseball star Luke Heyer called up to Single-A Great Lakes, among other MLB notes

Luke Heyer (Photo by Tim Warner)

Luke Heyer (Photo by Tim Warner)

Our MLB Draft Cats are getting their professional careers officially started, and according to several reports, they’re off to a hot start.

It took just five games for former Kentucky baseball star Luke Heyer to get called up to the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Single-A affiliate Great Lakes.

He hit .286 with a double and a homer in his brief stint with the Ogden Raptors.

Former Wildcat Kole Cottam, who was drafted in the fourth round by the Red Sox, is currently making plays for the short-season Class-A Boston affiliate Lowell Spinners.

He has been racking of Player of the Game honors in the process:

As for former Kentucky star pitcher Sean Hjelle, his professional debut will be coming sometime this week.

San Diego’s ninth-round draft selection Luke Becker is currently with the Tri-City Dust Devils, the short-season Class A affiliate of the Padres. He is playing right field with the organization.

Chris Machamer, drafted in the 16th round by the Boston Red Sox, is looking good with the Brewster Whitecaps.

Others are just now getting signed with their respective organizations, such as Trey Dawson and Ben Aklinski, but they are expected to begin summer ball in the very near future.

Congratulations to all of our former Wildcats, and best of luck to them going forward.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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