Eastern Florida’s Silverio Selected In MLB Draft By Arizona Diamondbacks
By Mark DeCotis // June 12, 2015
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Luis Silverio, who played centerfield for Eastern Florida’s baseball team in the 2015 season, was chosen by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 33rd round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
Silverio, a 6-foot, 3-inch, 185-pounder, played in 41 of Eastern Florida’s 51 games. He hit .338 with 21 stolen bases, 48 hits and 18 runs batted in.
The right-handed hitter had eight doubles, two triples and three home runs. He walked 15 times and accumulated 69 total bases with a .409 on base percentage and a .486 slugging average.
Silverio hit for the cycle – single, double, triple, home run – on Feb. 16 against the Community College of Baltimore County.
Defensively he had one error in 53 total chances with 50 put outs and two assists.
Silverio of Parkland, Florida and Douglas High, transferred to Eastern Florida after playing his freshman season at Palm Beach State.
He also was drafted in the 33rd round in 2014 by the Chicago White Sox but chose to stay in college.
Silverio is the first Titan to be drafted since pitcher Taylor Jordan, now with the Washington Nationals, was chosen in 2009 from then-Brevard Community College.
According to records at BaseballReference.com 88 players were drafted from BCC dating back to 1966 with 11 reaching the Major Leagues.