June 6, 2014
CONWAY - Coastal Carolina outfielder Colin Hering was selected in the 10th round (309th overall pick) by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft Friday evening.
Hering becomes the 23rd-highest drafted baseball player in Coastal Carolina history and the 21st Chanticleer selected among the top 10 rounds. Furthermore, his selection marks the 18th consecutive year at least one Chanticleer has been selected in the MBL Draft and the seventh consecutive year a Chanticleer has been taken within the first 10 rounds.
Hering, who graduated from Coastal Carolina this past spring, played two seasons with the Chants, spending his first two seasons at Bellevue College. He played in 113 games at Coastal and posted a .257 career batting average with 43 runs scored, 40 RBI, 10 doubles, one triple, four home runs, 17 stolen bases and eight outfield assists. He ended his two-year career by reaching base safely in 86 of his 111 games with an at bat and had at least one hit in 68 of his 111 games.
This past season, Hering played in 55 games with 49 starts, posted a .213 batting average and reached base safely (hit, walk, hit by pitch) in 35 of his 54 games with an at bat this season. Hering added 17 runs scored, 13 RBI and eight stolen bases. He had hit streaks of seven and six games while leading the team with five outfield assists, including one at home plate in a 1-0 CCU win at High Point.
As a junior, Hering played in 58 games with 55 starts. He ranked third on the team with a .297 batting average and tallying 27 RBI. He added a .407 on-base percentage thanks to 26 walks. Hering had at least one hit in 39 of the 57 games he batted and reached base safely in 50 of 57 games with at bat, including a reached-base streak of 15 games. He ended the season getting a hit in 10 of his final 12 games and batted .314 over the span, including a 3-for-6 performance in two games at the NCAA Blacksburg Regional.
Coastal in the MLB Draft
1977 Joe Stethers LHP 13th Rd (324) Chicago Cubs
1979 Larry Raskin C 4th Rd (99) Cincinnati Reds Mike Barba RHP 7th Rd (170) San Diego Padres
1980 Tom Romano OF 17th Rd (431) Kansas City Royals Steven Smith RHP 21st Rd (521) Toronto Blue Jays
1981 Bruce Franklin 2B 29th Rd (725) Detroit Tigers
1982 Mickey Brantley OF 8th Rd (207) Cincinnati Reds
1983 Mickey Brantley OF 2nd Rd (35) Seattle Mariners John Rigos OF 3rd Rd (78) St. Louis Cardinals Gary Tremblay C 6th Rd (151) Boston Red Sox Brian Aviles RHP 18th Rd (464) Atlanta Braves Mark Clemons RHP 19th Rd (479) Toronto Blue Jays Frank Talotta 2B 20th Rd (503) Houston Astros
1985 Lawrence Brady OF 29th Rd (730) Pittsburgh Pirates
1986 Kirt Manwaring C 2nd Rd (35) San Francisco Giants Art Smith OF 31st Rd (749) Atlanta Braves
1988 Mike Fortuna OF 40th Rd (1030) Pittsburgh Pirates
1989 Matt Logue RHP 46th Rd (1191) Detroit Tigers
1990 Tony Spires SS 20th Rd (553) San Francisco Giants
1995 John Canetto 3B 25th Rd (685) Pittsburgh Pirates
1997 Mack Haman OF 13th Rd (405) Baltimore Orioles
1998 Damien Hart LHP 13th Rd (380) Cincinnati Reds Dorian Cameron SS 44th Rd (1321) San Francisco Giants
1999 Kevin Schnall C 25th Rd (758) Cincinnati Reds
2000 Rett Johnson RHP 8th Rd (236) Seattle Mariners Scott Sturkie RHP 28th Rd (828) Detroit Tigers
2001 Scott Sturkie RHP 12th Rd (367) Cleveland Indians
2002 Adam Kiem SS 12th Rd (348) Kansas City Royals Randy McGarvey, Jr. C 26th Rd (791) Houston Astros Justin Owens OF 34th Rd (1016) Toronto Blue Jays
2003 Brandon Powell 2B 8th Rd (222) Kansas City Royals Justin Sturge LHP 12th Rd (354) Boston Red Sox Ryan McGraw OF 39th Rd (1151) San Diego Padres
2004 Brett Grandstrand 2B 13th Rd (382) Pittsburgh Pirates Steven Carter RHP 26th Rd (787) Oakland Athletics
2005 Mike Costanzo 3B 2nd Rd (65) Philadelphia Phillies Michael DeJesus 2B 15th Rd (452) Cincinnati Reds Byron Binda RHP 19th Rd (567) Colorado Rockies Ricky Shefka RHP 20th Rd (594) Washington Nationals Jacob Hurry LHP 25th Rd (764) Houston Astros Chris Todd 2B 33rd Rd (1002) San Francisco Giants
2006 Mike Fuentes C 29th Rd (877) Philadelphia Phillies
2007 John Mariotti RHP 18th Rd (549) Baltimore Orioles Andy DeLaGarza LHP 18th Rd (554) San Francisco Giants Pete Andrelczyk RHP 32nd Rd (968) Baltimore Orioles Dom Duggan OF 32nd Rd (973) San Francisco Giants Austin Hinkle RHP 41st Rd (1218) Tampa Bay Rays Chris Raber 1B 42nd Rd (1269) New York Yankees Dock Doyle C 44th Rd (1309) Atlanta Braves
2008 Pete Andrelczyk RHP 5th Rd (148) Florida Marlins Dock Doyle C 5th Rd (164) New York Mets David Sappelt OF 9th Rd (269) Cincinnati Reds Tommy Baldridge OF 33rd Rd (1010) New York Yankees Jeff Richard RHP 38th Rd (1150) Atlanta Braves
2010 Cody Wheeler LHP 5th Rd (151) Arizona Diamondbacks Rico Noel CF 5th Rd (154) San Diego Padres Scott Woodward 3B 15th Rd (455) Oakland Athletics Austin Fleet RHP 16th Rd (498) San Francisco Giants Chance Gilmore OF 25th Rd (772) Los Angeles Dodgers Keith Hessler LHP 28th Rd (841) Arizona Diamondbacks Jim Birmingham LHP 33rd Rd (1008) San Francisco Giants
2011 Anthony Meo RHP 2nd Rd (63) Arizona Diamondbacks Scott Woodward 3B/OF 7th Rd (224) Los Angeles Dodgers Tommy La Stella 2B 8th Rd (266) Atlanta Braves Taylor Motter SS 17th Rd (540) Tampa Bay Rays Daniel Bowman RF 38th Rd (1165) Cincinnati Reds
2014 Colin Hering RF 10th Rd (309) Los Angeles Dodgers