Frost Selected in MLB Draft by Detroit

From Sports Information Director, June 6, 2008 | Baseball
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

DE PERE - St. Norbert College junior shortstop Adam Frost was selected today in the 21st round of the Major League Baseball June Amateur Draft by the Detroit Tigers. Frost was the 643rd selection overall and is the first St. Norbert player drafted since 1997. He later signed a contract on June 10.

In 107 career games at St. Norbert over three seasons, Frost was a .385 hitter (155-for-403). He scored 116 runs, hit 35 doubles, four triples, 14 home runs with 94 runs batted in. He stole 56 bases in 67 attempts and walked 36 times. With just 19 strikeouts in 403 career at bats, he struck out just once every 21.2 at bats.

Frost, Midwest Conference North Division Player of the Year in 2007 and 2008, was a third-team All-America selection in 2007, when he hit .471 to finished third in the NCAA Division III batting race. In 2008, he was a pre-season first-team All-America selection before finishing the year hitting .386 with seven home runs and 38 runs batted in.

Frost is the fourth St. Norbert player drafted since the institution of the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft in 1965. Righthanded pitcher Mark Kirst was drafted in the 17th round by the Milwaukee Brewers in 1997, while shortstop Joe Emer was selected in the 12th round by the Philadelphia Phillies in 1969. Lefthanded pitcher Steve Wilmet was drafted three different times - in the 1968 June regular draft