Connors State third baseman Jonathan Laureno was drafted by the Cleveland Indians with their 25th round pick in the 2016 Major League Baseball amateur draft.
The infielder from Puerto Rico, a .407 hitter with 12 homers and 66 RBIs, Laureano can play multiple positions but had a fielding percentage of .900 at third base for the Cowboys.
“Jonathan had a very good career at Connors State and can truly play anywhere on the field,” said Perry Keith, Head Baseball Coach and 2008 NJCAA Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee. “He is ready to get into an organization and get going with his pro career.”
Connors State finished the 2016 season with a 48-11 overall record, ranked 7th in the country.