Brady Everett Drafted By Kansas City

June 7, 2005

PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State senior catcher Brady Everett was selected by the Kansas City Royals in the 15th round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, Tuesday.

Everett led all Cougar regulars in 2005 with a .337 batting average and was tops on the WSU team with 15 home runs, 62 RBI and 50 runs scored. The Federal Way native earned first team All-Pacific-10 honors after finishing second in the conference in home runs, third in RBI and fifth in slugging percentage (.606).

The Cougar backstop started 57 games this past season, recorded 70 hits and had an 18-game hitting streak (March 3-April 3). Everett finished the season ranked 48th nationally in home runs per game (.26) and was No. 30 on the toughest to strike out list.

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