Reds Draft Former TA Baseball Star Bowman

By: Damon Dillman Email
By: Damon Dillman Email

Former Turner Ashby baseball star Daniel Bowman has been drafted for a second time.

Bowman, who just completed his junior season at Coastal Carolina, was selected by the Cincinnati Reds in Round 38 of Major League Baseball's draft Wednesday.

But the right fielder says he expects to return to Myrtle Beach for his senior season.

"It all kind of depends on the money," Bowman said Wednesday afternoon. "Right now the plan is come back next year, get my degree, and I can always play ball after next year."

Bowman hit .277 with 12 home runs and 56 RBI in 2011, while dealing with a back injury.

He hit .333 with 13 homers and 54 RBI as a freshman in 2009, then .279 with 15 homers and 53 RBI as a sophomore.

Bowman was originally taken by the Texas Rangers in Round 48 of the 2008 MLB Draft, following his senior year at Turner Ashby, but chose to attend Coastal.

Bowman was named the top pro prospect in the Valley League following the 2009 season, spent with the Luray Wranglers. He played for the Bourne Braves of the Cape Cod League in 2010.

He said he plans to spend this summer taking classes and working out on campus, while letting his back injury heal.


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