Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate senior left-hander David Roseboom became the second Spartan to be drafted in the 2014 MLB Draft when the New York Mets selected him in the 17th round on Saturday.
Roseboom becomes the 27th all-time Spartan to be drafted and the 14th under the direction of current head coach Matt Fincher. Junior right-hander Chad Sobotka was picked Friday in the fourth round by the Atlanta Braves.
“I was out all day long with my girlfriend trying to keep my mind off of everything because I wasn’t sure when or if I would be picked,” Roseboom said. “I had been texting with the Mets for a bit before I was picked and they told me they were planning on taking me. My phone started blowing up with calls and texts from family and friends about 45 seconds later, so I figured that I must have been drafted. I was able to log on to the draft page and see my name and it was an amazing feeling.