Centennial's Meador drafted by Seattle in the 31st round
The calls kept coming with offers for Jacob Meador during the 2019 MLB First-Year Player Draft from various organizations.
The problem was the offers weren’t enough to sway the recent Centennial graduate to keep the right-handed pitcher from heading to play at TCU.
“I was getting calls earlier in the draft with people trying to make deals,” Meador said. “But it wasn’t a number I was looking for so I’m going to play my three years at TCU and then go do it again and hopefully go in the first round.”
The Seattle Mariners ended up selecting Meador in the 31st round with the 936th pick of the draft.
Meador said Seattle was one of the organizations trying to make a deal with him but things just didn’t work out.
“They thought it would be nice for me to actually have my name called,” Meador said. “It was good (to get drafted). Seeing and hearing that and just knowing that it is possible in three years I’ll do it all over again.”
On his Twitter account, Meador posted a message to the Seattle organization.
“Huge THANK YOU to the Seattle Mariners, Mark Lummus and the Mariners scouting department for selecting me in the MLB draft. The way the draft went just shows that I have more to prove. Challenge accepted and see you in three.”
Meador also received some sage advice from his father Paul Meador via twitter.
“Same advice as always... “go get better”. Go be a great Frog and a great teammate,” Paul Meador’s tweet read.
Meador will have one last chance to represent Centennial and the city of Burleson when he plays in the 2019 Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association Class 5A-6A All-Star game June 15 at 1 p.m. at Round Rock’s Dell Diamond.
“I think will be fun representing the school and the district,” Meador said. “It will be great to go out and play against some of the best guys in the state.”
Meador will play for the North squad and will be joined on the roster by former District 5-5A foe Mansfield Legacy catcher Nate Rombach, a Texas Tech signee. Rombach was drafted by Seattle in the 19th round.