June 8, 2010
ATHENS, Ohio-Junior center fielder Gauntlett Eldemire (Shaker Heights, Ohio) was selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the sixth round of the 2010 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft with the 201st overall selection Tuesday.
He became the 40th player to be drafted since head coach Joe Carbone took over the program in 1989.
A 2010 All-Mid-American Conference First Team selection, Eldemire finished first in the league in on-base percentage (.496), second in slugging percentage (.726), third in batting average (.398), fourth in home runs (16), sixth in total bases (146) and tied for sixth in stolen bases (16).
His best stretch came during the first week of May, when he had a monster week, hitting .700 with one double, seven homers, 11 RBIs and 36 total bases. He slugged 1.800, had an on-base percentage of .769 and went errorless in his 14 chances in the field. His biggest performance came during the Saturday game against Buffalo when he went 5-for-5 with three homers, four runs scored and six RBIs. His 15 total bases in that contest are the fifth-highest total in league history. For his efforts, Eldemire was named National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball in addition to being named MAC East Player of the Week.
Eldemire is currently in the top five in the school’s career record book in home runs (third, 44), stolen bases (third, 37) and runs (fifth, 156).