Buffalo senior outfielder Nick Sinay was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 22nd round of the MLB Amateur Draft on Wednesday. This means that if Sinay manages to work his way up through the fam system he may someday play for the Buffalo Bisons.
Sinay becomes the sixth bull in five years to be drafted in the Major League Draft. Other Bulls in the minor leagues are Tyler Mautner and Mike Burke, who were selected by the Minnesota Twins and the Baltimore Orioles, last year respectively. Jason Kanzler who was drafted byt he twins in 2013 and Tom Murphy who was picked up by Colorado in 2012.
This past season the speedster was among the top base thieves in college baseball as he set a new school record for most stolen bases in a season (39) and also set the mark for the most in program history (72). Bob Amico previously held the single-season record.
In a season where UB struggled Sinay was one of the few highlights. He had a team-high .326 batting average, amassed a .964 fielding percentage and was named to the All-Mid-American Conference team and the All-MAC Defensive team to cap off a stellar junior season.
Sinay will likly be heading to Bluefield, who is the rookie farm team for Toronto.