West Bloomfield Hills native Andrew Sohn is joining the St. Louis Cardinals as the first shortstop drafted from the Mid-American Conference.
As a shortstop at Western Michigan University, he was one of only two players who started and played all 54 games. With a batting average of .338 in 2013, Sohn led the Broncos in almost every offensive category.
Western Michigan University’s baseball coach Billy Gernon told The Detroit News “I will not be surprised to see him rapidly ascend through the professional ranks.”
In his junior season Sohn hit .323 with 28 RBI’s and 17 stolen bases in 53 games and was projected to be the Mid-American Conference player of the year by Baseball America according to the Broncos’ website.
“I want to thank all of my coaches and teammates along the way as well as my family. It was an amazing experience playing at Western Michigan University under coach Gernon,” Sohn told Mlive.com.
“I am excited and can’t wait to get started with the best organization in the major leagues,” he said to The Detroit News.
Sohn is also a graduate of Brother Rice High School in Bloomfield Hills, MI.