2017 Cincinnati Steam Awards
Date: Aug 7, 2017
CINCINNATI, Ohio - Three Cincinnati Steam players both past and present heard their names selected during the 2017 MLB Draft. Trey Ganns, Ted Andrews and Bailey Ober increase the all-time total to 43 selections of Steam alumni that have been selected in the draft.
Ganns, a junior first baseman at Northern Kentucky University, was picked by the Boston Red Sox in the 35th round. The Burlington, Kentucky native and Boone County High School graduate is beginning his second season for the Steam. He was a GLSCL all-star for Cincinnati in 2015. Ganns, a 1st-team All-Horizon League performer for the Norse this past spring, was a three-time Horizon League Batter of the Week and a National Player of the Week selection.
Andrews played during his undergraduate career at Furman University before transferring to Tulane University to peruse a masters degree. Andrews, who pitched for the Green Wave this past spring, played three seasons for the Steam from 2012-16. The CHCA graduate was picked in the 37th round by the Chicago White Sox.
Ober signed to play with the Steam in 2014 and was under contract when he was selected to play for the USA Baseball National Team. Ober was selected with the first pick of the 12th round by the Minnesota Twins. This is the second season Ober was drafted after being picked last season in the 23rd round by the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Charlotte, North Carolina native recently graduated from the College of Charleston were he does have one year of eligibility remaining.
The Cincinnati Steam is very proud of these three players along with all of its former alumni and wish them all the best in their future endeavors.
ABOUT THE CINCINNATI STEAM: The Cincinnati Steam has earned a spot in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League playoffs in 10 of its 11 seasons of existence. Three times the Steam has played in the GLSCL championship round including winning the title in both 2008 and 2009. A total of six players from the organization have played in Major League Baseball.
ABOUT THE GREAT LAKES SUMMER COLLEGIATE LEAGUE: The Great Lakes Summer Collegiate, which is entering its 30th season, is a wood-bat league that is certified by the NCAA and is partially funded by Major League Baseball. The league boasts several players that have earned service time in major league baseball including six former Steam players.