Photo by Dean Humphrey

San Jacinto’s Nick Shumpert, right, is back in his home state playing in the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series. Shumpert, the son of former Colorado Rockies utility player Terry Shumpert, joined the Gators in part to mature as a player. Shumpert was drafted in the seventh round of the MLB draft last year, but knew he wasn’t ready, so he went to San Jac. The Gators’ winning tradition, as well as a chance to be drafted again in a couple of weeks, were big reasons for Shumpert to head to Houston.

Coming home

Shumpert happy to return to Colorado with San Jac

Nick Shumpert was the first Colorado high school player taken in the 2015 Major League Baseball draft.
The Highlands Ranch infielder was picked in the seventh round by the Detroit Tigers, but turned down an estimated slot bonus of $563,800 and signed with San Jacinto North-College (Texas).
That decision brought him back to Colorado when the Gators qualified for the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series. The trip also brought his family together in Grand Junction.


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