Former CGL Shortstops Keon Broxton and Rob Shields selected on 1st day of the MLB Draft

The 2007 CGL Player of the Year Robbie Shields was chosen in the third round of the Major League Draft by the New York Mets Tuesday night.

Robbie Shields was the 103rd selection overall and is the first McLean Raider player to be selected as high as the third round

A junior from Florida Southern, Shields started every game (167) the past three seasons. This season he hit. 345 with five home runs and 37 RBI and helped lead FSC to a 41-16 season that included runner-up finishes in the Sunshine State Conference and the NCAA South Regional.

For his career, Shields had a .329 batting average with 22 home runs and 122 RBI at Florida Southern.

During the 2007 CGL season Shields paced the Raiders hitting .307 with 10 Home Runs and 27 RBI. Shields stole 13 bases in 15 attempts and he was an outstanding defensive shortstop for the Raiders.

Shields was named the CGL’s 4th best prospect by Baseball America, and he was ranked 2nd Best Prospect by Perfect Game - Crosschecker in 2007. Along with being named 2007 CGL Player of the Year, Shields was also selected to the All CGL team.

Keon Broxton of the 2008 Jacobs Cup Champion Beltway Blue Caps was selected with 95th overall draft pick by the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Broxton batted .280 with 2 home runs with 11 RBI and 8 Stolen Bases during his 2008 CGL campaign. He was named to the Perfect Game – Crosschecker top prospect list and was noticed for his amazing range at shortstop and his eye popping athleticism.

Keon recently bolstered his draft status as he helped Sante Fe CC (FL) to the JUCO World Series, in Grand Junction, CO. Sante Fe finished in 2nd place and Broxton smashed 5 Home Runs during the tournament. Broxton also stroked a .565 batting average during the weeklong event.

Broxton possesses all the tools that the professional game requires, in fact his PG-Crosschecker write up from the 2008 CGL coaches read like this:” (Keon is)as athletic as you want a SS to be, Broxton is a guy you notice from the parking lot walking up to field, and as you get closer and closer, you like what you see more and more.



Keon Broxton





Rob Shields