Squires Chosen in 37th Round By Florida Marlins
June 9, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Senior relief pitcher Chris Squires has been selected by the Florida Marlins on the third and final day of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. The Fort Wayne, Ind., native was chosen in the 37th round with the 1127th overall selection.
Squires joins fellow senior Michael Earley (29th round, White Sox) and redshirt sophomore Ethan Wilson (25th round, White Sox) among Hoosiers chosen in the 2010 draft. As a player with remaining eligibility, Wilson will have until August 16 to decide whether to sign with Chicago or to return to play for IU.
Squires wrapped up his Indiana career as the school's all-time leader in both saves (20) and appearances (89). He matched IU's single-season record with nine saves in 2010 and set a new school record with 31 appearances. He was arguably the most important player on the team for Indiana, as he appeared in 16 of Indiana's 24 conference contests, posting a 2-2 record with a 4.73 ERA.
In 2009, he saved eight games for the Hoosiers and was a Third Team All-Big Ten selection. He had a 3.93 ERA overall, but thrived out of the bullpen, posting a 2.59 mark. He also had three saves in 18 appearances as a sophomore in 2008, and was 2-1 with a 4.50 ERA in his first season in an IU uniform.
Squires becomes the 13th Hoosier drafted over the last four seasons and the 10th chosen in the last two years. He joins former classmate Joey O'Gara as a Marlin draft pick, as O'Gara was chosen by the team in the 31st round a year ago.
Check back soon