Missouri Southern’s Stevenson drafted by Oakland A’s

Catcher Tommy Stevenson as drafted in the 19th round Tuesday.

JOPLIN, Mo. – Missouri Southern catcher Tommy Stevenson was drafted in the 19th round (#574 overall) of the MLB Draft on Tuesday afternoon.

Stevenson was an ABCA All-Region selection, and was a 2nd team All-MIAA selection this past spring as a sophomore for the Lions., hitting .385 with 16 home runs, 11 doubles and 42 RBI. He led the MIAA in on-base percentage, while also ranking second in the league in slugging.

His 16 home runs this season is tied for the second-most in a single season for Missouri Southern baseball.