Joplin, Mo. -- Missouri Southern senior centerfielder Logan Moon was selected in the sixth round, 183rd overall pick, today of the Major League Baseball first-year player entry draft by the Kansas City Royals.
Moon, a native of Blue Springs, becomes the highest-ever drafted player (in the main June draft) in Missouri Southern history. Daniel Rogers was selected in the eighth round in 1990 by the Detroit Tigers and was the previously highest-ever drafted player from MSSU. Moon is the first Lion to be drafted since 2010 when Joe Lincoln went in the 34th round to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
He was the second-highest Division II player selected this year, one round behind Mercyhurst's (PA) Dan Altavilla, who was taken in the fifth round (141st overall pick) by Seattle. Moon also becomes the seventh-highest ever drafted player from an MIAA school and the highest player drafted since 2005 when Central Missouri's Nick Webber was taken in the second round. (Drafted while team was a member of the MIAA)
Moon was a third-team All-MIAA selection this year, his first in a Lions' uniform. He led the team and ranked eighth in the MIAA in hitting, finishing the season with a .386 batting average. He was fifth in the MIAA in hits, while leading the league and ranking fifth nationally in triples with seven.
Previously Highest-Ever MIAA Drafted Players
Nick Webber - Central Missouri - 2nd Round - 78th pick - 2005 - St. Louis Cardinals
Carl Black - Central Missouri - 5th Round - 90th pick - 1966 - New York Yankees
Josh Reynolds - Central Missouri - 3rd Round - 95th pick - 2001 - New York Mets
Donnie McGowan - Central Missouri - 4th Round - 101st pick - 1985 - Detroit Tigers
Galen McSpadden - Southeast Missouri - 6th Round - 121st pick - 1974 - San Diego Padres
Charles Blakley - Northwest Missouri - 6th Round - 131st pick - 1971 - St. Louis Cardinals
Logan Moon - Missouri Southern - 6th Round - 183rd pick - 2014 - Kansas City Royals