Riddle drafted by Marlins

J.T. Riddle

Kentucky second baseman J.T. Riddle was taken in the 13th round of the MLB Draft on Saturday by the Miami Marlins.

J.T. Riddle became the fourth member of this year's Kentucky baseball team to be selected in the MLB Draft when the Miami Marlins picked the junior second baseman in the 13th round.

Kentucky pitchers Corey Littrell (Red Sox), Trevor Gott (Padres) and Jerad Grundy (A's) were drafted in the fifth, sixth and 10th rounds, respectively, on Friday.

Riddle, a native of Frankfort, Ky., has been a three-year starter for the Wildcats after earning "Mr. Baseball" honors out of Western Hills High School in 2010. As a junior, he started all 55 games at second base, batting .283 with seven doubles, two triples, one homer and 20 RBI. He also stole six bases.

Known as one of the SEC's best defensive second basemen, Riddle posted a .983 fielding percentage in 2013 and led the league in assists from his position. Spanning his 2012 and 2013 seasons, he had a stretch of 358.1 consecutive innings witout an error.

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