BUFFALO, NY – University at Buffalo baseball junior outfielder Nick Sinay was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 22nd round (662nd overall) of the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft on Wednesday afternoon. Sinay is the third Bull in the past two seasons to be drafted in the top-30 rounds of the draft.
This marks the fourth straight season that a UB player has been drafted, tied for the longest streak in program history (1979-83).
Sinay became just the eighth player in UB baseball history to earn first team MAC honors as he led the team with a batting average of .326 on the season while starting all 51 games for the Bulls in center field. The Marcellus, NY native was a terror on the base paths for the Bulls this season as he finished second in the country in stolen bases with 39 while breaking the Bulls program record for pilfers in a season and in a career (73). Sinay also led the Bulls in hits (60), runs (42), total bases (69), walks (28) and on base percentage (.470).
The speedster had 10 games this season with multiple steals while also earning at least one steal in 27 contests. He also set a career-high during his junior campaign as he was able to reach base safely in 30 straight contests and 48 of 51 games overall.
He also earned All-Defensive team honors for the first time in his career as he was all over the field defensively, earning four outfield assists while finishing the season with a fielding percentage of .964. The center fielder was able to cover more ground than most while earning 129 putouts on the season and only five errors.
"A well deserved honor for Nick," said head coach Ron Torgalski. "He had a tremendous college career and now gets the opportunity to do what every kid dreams of - playing professional baseball."
Sinay became the third first team All-MAC performer in the past two seasons for the Bulls, joining Matt Pollock and Tyler Mautner.