Three more Maryland baseball players signed professional contracts this week, as Blake Schmit, Charlie White, and Ben Brewster inked their rookie contracts.
The Minnesota Twins drafted Schmit in the 26th round earlier this month. Schmit was a rock at shortstop for the Terps this year, and he played very well with second-baseman Brandon Lowe. Schmit hit .309 with a homer and 31 RBIs in 2014. He also stole 16 bases in 21 attempts.
White was taken in the 21st round, and he will join his teammate Jake Stinnett in the Cubs organization. White has incredible speed, making him a very solid option in center field. White stole 25 bases in 30 attempts this year, and he swiped 39 in 2013. White had a down year offensively, as he only hit .290 this year after hitting .350 in 2013. Still, White has been outstanding in center field during his tenure at Maryland, and it will be hard for the Terps to find a replacement.
Brewster emerged as a surprise for the Terps this year, as he became a huge piece of the Maryland bullpen. Brewster, who attended Park School in Baltimore, was selected in the 15th round by the Chicago White Sox. The lefty pitched to a 3.00 ERA during his senior year. Brewster already made his first pro appearance with the AZL White Sox, Chicago’s rookie affiliate. He pitched 2 scoreless innings, striking out 2.
All four Terps draftees have signed.