The VAB is proud to announce that OF Lionel Morrill (Edmonton, AB) was drafted in the 24th round by the Minnesota Twins – 726th overall. Lionel becomes the 2nd player in the VAB’s short 2 year history to be drafted. OF – Cody Phipps was drafted by the Houston Astros last year in the 28th round.
The entire Academy organization and the town of Vauxhall is very proud of Lionel’s accomplishment. The Twins now have until August 15th, 2008 to sign Morrill to a professional contract otherwise he will attend the College of Southern Idaho in the fall and will be able to re-enter the draft in 2009. This years draft was dominated by college players with only 32% of the players drafted being in high school.