Jeremy Eierman Drafted By The Oakland A's

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Johnie J. Logue
Enterprise Staff
The MLB draft day is something every kid dreams about. The first round signing bonus varies between eight and three million dollars. This year’s draft which started on Monday and ended on Wednesday had many people  around Warsaw watching the draft and listening for the name of local home town boy Jeremy Eierman to be called. By the time you read this the draft will be over and the futures of hundreds of college and high school players across the country will be decided.
Approximately  at 10:35 P.M .CDT. the Oakland A’ s drafted Eierman with the 70th pick in the second round.
 Eierman, now of Missouri State and previously of WHS, has worked his whole life for this moment. Years of playing baseball in little league and with traveling teams has paid off huge for the Warsaw home grown product.
In his sophomore year at Missouri State, he batted 313 with 23 home runs as compared to ten home runs and a .292 batting average this season. So his market value may had dropped some but he was still predicted to go late in the first or early in second round.
His dramatic home runs in tournament games has brought him the kind of attention he needs to become a big league player.
The fleet footed Eierman is projected as a major league shortstop or possibly a third baseman.
 If all of this sounds familiar and it should, his brother Johnny Eierman,was drafted in the third round just a few years back. Johnny opted out of college to go to the minors while Jeremy moved his act to Springfield MO. to play for Missouri State.
He was three time All- State in high school and also chosen as the Missouri Gatorade Player of the Year. His jersey hangs up over at the WHS gym.
 He joins his brother Johnny and the late Jerry Lumpe as the third player from Warsaw to be drafted by MLB. Lumpe played for the New York Yankees, the Kansas City Athletics and the Detroit Tigers. Lumpe played in two World Series.
His father, John Eierman, commented earlier in the day,  “ A lot of teams showed interested in Jeremy,  it was just finding the right fit.”
The max for the second round is 1.1 million.
With our deadline closing in, the BCE will have a follow up story on the Eierman signing and the Missouri St. run in the playoffs. 
 

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