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SS/RHP Oscar Serratos turns down Cleveland Indians, will enroll at Georgia Tech

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Danny Hall’s prized shortstop prospect declined to sign with an MLB team in favor of a college career.

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Georgia Tech’s upcoming baseball recruiting class received a nice boost yesterday afternoon when top shortstop prospect Oscar Serratos announced that he had turned down the Cleveland Indians in favor of pursuing a career in ACC baseball on the Flats. Serratos was selected by the Indians in the 14th round of the MLB Draft, No. 432 overall, back in early June.

Serratos becomes one of a handful of 14th-round picks who elected not to sign with MLB franchises. He may well have received a nice offer from Cleveland, but it appears that he likely made his intentions to attend Tech clear even before the MLB Draft. Serratos was the first of three Georgia Tech commits selected in the draft, the other three being outfielder Jason Rooks (35th round), outfielder/pitcher Colin Hall (39th round), and outfielder Baron Radcliff (40th round).

A top-five shortstop prospect in the state of Georgia, Serratos is a highly-touted product of Grayson High School in Lawrenceville. He is one of the crown jewels of Danny Hall’s 2017 recruiting class, currently ranked No. 12 in the nation according to Perfect Game.