Bynum Inks Contract With Expos
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana senior Seth Bynum signed a contract with the Montreal Expos organization on Wednesday and will head to Florida on Friday to begin his professional baseball career. The Expos selected Bynum in the 38th round of the Major League Baseball Draft last June.
"It's a dream come true," Bynum said. "I'm excited and anxious to get started."
Bynum will spend two weeks in extended spring ball in Florida. From there, the team will decide where to send Bynum, either to Savannah, Ga., to play with the Savannah Sand Gnats or to Melbourne, Fla., to play for the Brevard County Manatees.
Indiana head coach Bob Morgan is happy for his first-team All-Big Ten shortstop.
"Seth had an oustanding year for us. He led our team in most offensive categories and was one of the best in the Big Ten. He really made a big jump offensively between his junior and senior seasons. I feel that if our team had a better year, he would have been the Big Ten Player of Year. We have had a long line of oustanding shortstops here at Indiana, and Seth has joined that elite group. We wish him the best of luck in his pro career and feel he will do well."
Bynum ranked in the top 10 among Big Ten players in nearly every offensive category this season on his way to earning first-team honors at shortstop. The Louisville, Ky., product paced the Hoosiers and led the conference with 65 RBI and 132 total bases. His 65 RBI rank tied for seventh in school history in a season. Bynum finished the season with a .387 overall batting average, second-best in the conference, and hit 10 home runs. He also recorded 19 stolen bases, 22 multiple-hit games and 21 multiple-RBI games. A starter in all 109 games he played in over two seasons at Indiana, Bynum was recognized by Baseball America as a Midseason All-American in April. Bynum spent two seasons playing at Lincoln Trail Junior College prior to coming to IU.
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