UK Baseball now has a third player selected in the MLB Draft.
Kole Cottam was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the fourth round on Tuesday. A First-Team All-SEC performer this past season with a league-leading 10 home runs in SEC play, Kottam was the 130th overall pick.
Boston drafted him as a catcher, his primary position for much of his three-year career in Lexington. But it was his performance at first base that earned him the All-SEC selection, as well as Second-Team All-American honors by Collegiate Baseball.
The first-time draftee finished with 19 home runs, the ninth-most for a single-season in UK history, in 2018. He also led the team with a .352 average, 54 runs and 77 hits to go along with his 12 doubles, 31 walks, four steals and 51 RBI.