Penn Charter High School Player’s Name to be Called in This Year’s MLB Draft
A local high school senior is about to get his once in a lifetime shot at becoming a Major League Baseball player.
It’s no secret that America’s favorite pastime, baseball, is where all the money is, but it is truly surprising when someone from home gets their fair share at this amazing career. Sammy Siani, a centerfielder for Penn Charter High School, will learn his fate later tonight. Many experts are pretty sure that his name will be called, in hopes that they did all of their research correct. According to philly.com, entering the weekend, Siani was listed as the 43rd best draft prospect by MLB.com and the 48th best prospect by Fangraphs.
I am feeling great,” Siani said. “It has been a really excellent and fun journey I have been on these four years. Whatever way it takes me I think I am in a really good spot and excited.”
What’s even more exciting is that this is not the first time that this is happening to someone so close to him and close to home. In fact, his brother. Mike Siani, was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the fourth round of the draft. Talk about keeping it all in the family! The Reds even gave him a signing bonus of a whopping $2 million!
However, just as a backup plan, Sammy did accept a scholarship to Duke University and will be expected to play there if he does not get drafted. I say he has a pretty fair shot at it!