McLennan Community College standout Josh Breaux has been selected as the top-rated juco prospect in the 2018 Major League Baseball draft.
The list of 75 standout junior college players was released by Perfect Game, a baseball scouting service.
The pitcher and catcher batted .401 with 19 home runs and 82 RBIs last season. The righty also appeared in 14 games on the mound for the Highlanders, striking out 22 in 13.1 innings. Breaux was selected in the 36th round of the draft a year ago and has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for Arkansas in 2019.
Tristen Bayless and Bailey Horn also made the list, coming in at sixth and 33rd, respectively.
Bayless, a left-handed pitcher from Hutto, joined the Highlanders’ squad this fall after spending his freshman season at Texas A&M University. As a senior at Hutto High School, Bayless recorded an 8-1 record on the mound with a 0.93 ERA and was the District 17-5A MVP. He has signed with the University of Texas at Austin.
Horn, a left-handed pitcher from West, appeared in 17 games as a freshman, recording a 7-0 record on the mound with a 3.86 ERA and 77 strikeouts to earn all-conference and all-region selections. He has signed with Auburn University.
This marks the second consecutive year a Highlander has been named the top-ranked position player prospect in the country. Infielder Brendan Venter, now playing for Auburn University, held the spot last year and was ranked sixth overall.