Saturday, June 7, 2014

30-886: Sean McMullen

In the 30th round, the Astros grabbed Sean McMullen, and outfielder out of LSU.

McMullen is listed at 5-8, a stocky 188lbs, and served as an outfielder/DH at LSU.  He is a senior, having recently graduated.  He was a 2013 SEC Academic Honour Roll recipient, and was named to the 2013 SEC All-Tournament team.  Prior to that, he was a 2012 JUCO All-Ameria and All-Conference selection.  He is originally out of Brother Martin High School in New Orleans.

His cousin is Will Clark, MLB All-Star.

His LSU bio lists him as an "advanced hitter with a lot of pop in his bat and excellent speed".  Bio out of LSU does not seem to have been updated to include the 2014 season - I will keep hunting.  McMullen received the LSU's male Scholar Athlete Award in 2014.  He was a team-mate of first-rounder, Aaron Nola.

He hit a crucial 2-run home run to win the SEC Championship over Florida.  His triple-slash for 2014: .288/.390/.507, 7HR, 37BB versus 33K.

He majored in Kinesiology, so probably also has an interest in sports medicine and training.

He is on twitter, and obviously likes skydiving.