UWS' Fairbanks Has High Hopes for MLB Draft

By KBJR News 1

June 6, 2014 Updated Jun 6, 2014 at 10:56 PM CDT

Superior, WI (NNCNOW.com) --- UW-Superior senior outfielder Tom Fairbanks is hoping this weekend to become just the second-ever Yellowjackets player to be selected in the MLB First-Year Player Draft.

Fairbanks is coming off a senior season in which he led the team with a .439 batting average, 61 runs batted in, and 14 home runs --- a season that makes head coach Nick Bursik believe a major league team may want him.

"We knew Tom had the potential. He has the tools," Bursik said. "He has the intangible aspects about him, and he's so athletic. We just had to get him in a position to put it all together, and he was able to that this year. He had a monster season."

Fairbanks, a native of Brainerd, Minn., would be the first UW-Superior baseball player selected in the First-Year Player Draft since Garry Fritch was taken by the Milwaukee Brewers in 1976.

Posted by Zach Schneider
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