Canisius College senior Sean Jamieson (Simcoe, Ontario) was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the Major League Baseball Draft on Tuesday. Jamieson was selected in the 17th round (No. 526 pick overall). Jamieson is the sixth Canisius College baseball player associated with the program to be drafted in the last four years.
Jamieson, the MAAC Co-Player of the Year, spent two years as a Golden Griffin after spending his first two years in college with Niagara County Community College. The two-time All-MAAC First-Team selection started 57 games at shortstop this season, leading Canisius in batting average (.350), runs scored (60), home runs (13), RBI (51), walks (34) and stolen bases (22) in 2011. Jamieson earned Capital One Academic All-America Second-Team honors and was named a Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week (March 28). He also was one of 25 shortstops named to the Brooks Wallace Award Watch List, an award given to the top shortstop in the country.
Jamieson is the sixth Golden Griffin associated with the Canisius College baseball program to be selected in the last four years. Steve McQuail was selected as a junior by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 30th round in 2010. Kevin Mahoney (23rd round, New York Yankees) and Kevin Mailloux (45th round, Seattle Mariners) were taken in the 2009 MLB Draft. Incoming freshmen Benson Merritt (42nd round, Cincinnati Reds) and Nathan Linseman (45th round, Detroit Tigers) were taken in 2008 with Linseman just ending his redshirt sophomore season at Canisius.
The selection of Jamieson in the 17th round is the earliest selection of a Golden Griffin since Joe Mamott was taken by the Boston Red Sox in the sixth round of the 1994 MLB Draft.