Austin Aune and Jake Thompson's baseball skills impressed TCU recruits and, more recently, MLB recruits.
The two almost-Frogs decided to go to the majors instead of play for TCU next year.
The New York Yankees’ second pick overall was centerfielder Aune.
Aune attended Argyle High School and moved into Moncrief Hall as a football quarterback and would have also played on the baseball team. He left the university once he heard about the pick.
“It feels great to be drafted by an organization with a lot of history,” Aune told the Denton Record-Chronicle. “It’s a real honor, and I get to start my dream early. I’m really excited.”
The Detroit Tigers drafted right-handed pitcher Thompson as the club's first pick. Thompson chose to sign with the Tigers instead of fulfilling his TCU scholarship.
Thompson attended Rockwall-Heath and was a pitcher for their baseball team.
Before signing with the Tigers, Thompson told Ray’s Digest why he chose TCU over other schools. Ray’s Digest is a Scout affiliated website.
“I thought [TCU] was a good fit. I really like the pitching coach. They’ve done a lot of good things with pitchers here,” Thompson said. “They’re going to let me swing it too. Looking at the school that’s one of things I want to do, I want to continue to hit.”
This story will be updated if more incoming TCU athletes are drafted.