Buffalo Junior Tyler Mautner was drafted in the 14th round of this years Major League Baseball Draft but the Minnesota Twins.
Mautner came to Buffalo from the Vernon Verona-Sherrill Red Devils. During his senior year he batted .500 with 11 doubles, 24 runs batted in and 22 walks. For his efforts he was named 2nd team All State, 1st team All CNY, 1st team All Mohawk Valley and the Tri-Valley Player of the Year.
He came to Buffalo in 2012 and made an early impression, playing in 11 games and starting six before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury. By NCAA rules he was able to chalk up 2012 as a redshirt and was set to return in 2013.
In his makeup year made Mautner had 54 starts, batted .295 andset the program’s single-season record with 23 doubles. That got him named to the was named to the Louisville Slugger All-American team and All-MAC second team. After the 2013 season he was named to The Perfect Game’s Summer College All-America Team after he erupted in Summer league action, winning the Far West League’s Triple Crown.
This past season Mautner batted .337, hitting 17 doubles, and batting in 52 runs as Buffalo once more went deep into the Mid American Conference tournament.
Update - Mautner told UticaOD.com that he will be signing with the twins and give up his two remaining seasons of NCAA eligibility.
Not surprising that Tyler Mautner plans to sign with the Twins (with 2 more NCAA seasons left at UB)... 14th round should mean good $$$$— Ron Moshier (@OD_Moshier) June 7, 2014