A-State's Uxa selected by Cincinnati in 32nd round of MLB draft
JONESBORO -- Arkansas State senior Logan Uxa was selected in the 32nd round of the Major League Baseball draft by the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday. He was the 975th player taken overall was the second A-State player chosen by Cincinnati. The Reds also drafted A-State senior pitcher Daniel Wright on Friday in the 10th round.
Uxa, a native St. Louis, Mo., started all 59 games for the Red Wolves in 2013, while posting a .268 batting average with 60 hits, 23 RBIs, a .384 on-base percentage and 37 runs scored.
"I'm honored to be able to continue my baseball career at the professional level," Uxa said. "I have been blessed with great coaches throughout my career to help me get to this point. Arkansas State was a great experience for me and I'm thankful for the opportunity to play for Coach Raffo and the coaching staff."
Uxa has enjoyed one of the most successful careers of any A-State player in recent history. He finished with 127 walks in his career, ranking second only to teammate Ryan Emery. His versatility allowed him to play multiple positions including the outfield and first base.
In 2012 Uxa had his best season, registering a .289 batting average a team-high 10 home runs and 44 RBIs. He also had a .477 slugging percentage and a .434 on-base percentage. He had a career-high four hits against Troy in 2012, while also driving in a career-high five runs.
"We are excited for Logan to have an opportunity to play at a higher level," A-State head coach Tommy Raffo said. "He was a model student-athlete for the ASU baseball program and we are very proud of him."
Uxa started in 115 straight games while Arkansas State and helped the Red Wolves become the only school to win at least two games in the Sun Belt Conference tournament in each of the last four seasons.