With the 2014 MLB First Year Player Draft now complete and players reporting for camp, two former Bruins have found a home with an MLB club.
Both picked up by the Chicago White Sox, pitcher Tanner Banks was selected in the 18th round of the MLB Draft while infielder Eddy Alvarez signed a free-agent contract with the club.
Banks was drafted out of the University of Utah where he pitched the past two seasons for the Utes following the 2011 and 2012 seasons for the Bruins. This past season for the Utes he made 18 appearances including eight starts leading to 52 innings pitched. He was third on the club in strikeouts with 39 and did not commit an error in the field.
While at SLCC, he recorded an unblemished record of 16-0 in 38 appearances and 16 starts. In 112.2 career innings pitched, Banks racked up 106 strikeouts opposed to 50 walks and only gave up 15 extra base hits in 417 batters faced.