And just like that, another Eagle is off the board! Johnny Adams, BC’s starting shortstop for the past three seasons, was selected in the 22nd round, 663rd overall, by the Seattle Mariners.
Adams had a down year at the plate for the Eagles, hitting .211 with a home run and 20 RBI, but his body of work during his four-year career on the Heights, plus his natural leadership abilities, made him an attractive prospect for Major League clubs.
Adams, a Walpole native, was an integral part of Boston College’s run to the Super Regional’s a year ago, as he got hot at the plate during the later part of the season, finishing the year with a .284 average and being named the MVP of the Oxford, Mississippi Regional.
Since Adams has no remaining eligibility, he will undoubtedly sign with the Mariners and head to the minor leagues. Congratulations Johnny on the well-deserved honor!