Former Edgewater standout and Ole Miss center fielder J.B. Woodman went 57th overall in the MLB Draft to the Toronto Blue Jays last night.
Woodman hit .323, with .412 on-base percentage and .578 slugging percentage his junior season with the Rebels—with 14 home runs to lead the SEC.
Thursday night he spent the evening with his family and close friends in his Orlando home.
“My family and everyone was here, we had to wait around a little bit and once you finally got that phone call, it was really exciting," Woodman said.
"You know, my dreams always been to play major league baseball and this is kind of the first stepping stone to that and that’s really exciting and excited to get my career started.”
Woodman will begin his journey Monday in Dunedin before going to either Vancouver or West Virginia for summer ball.