June 14, 2007
The following excerpt by Mark Armijo ran in the June 6, 2007 edition of The Arizona Republic.
After hitting .469 and helping Hamilton High collar a second straight state title in 2004, infielder Eric Farris was taken in the 42nd round of the major league draft by the Atlanta Braves, a pick so low he opted to attend LMU.
His decision to delay fulfilling his dream to sign a professional contract, though gut wrenching at the time, likely will pay financial dividends Thursday in the 2007 draft, a selection process that often rewards higher draft picks with lucrative signing bonuses.
"I think there's a possibility he could go in the first five rounds," LMU coach Frank Cruz said.
To read the entire feature on Farris and the draft, click here.