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Former SEU Star, Dee Gordon, Arrives to the Big Leagues
Dee Gordon making a throw from shortstop in the 2010 Futures Game, in Anaheim, Calif.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa.--Former Southeastern baseball standout, Dee Gordon, became the first SEU baseball player ever to reach the major leagues, Monday, as he joined the Los Angeles Dodgers from Triple-A Albuquerque.
At Albuquerque, Gordon was hitting .315 with 34 runs, 22 stolen bases and 18 RBIs in 50 games.
For the past two years, Gordon has been considered the Dodgers' top prospect, as he appeared on the cover of Baseball America, participated in last year's Futures Game, and was even named the No. 44 overall prospect in baseball by MLB.com.
At Southeastern, Gordon was named the 2007 NCCAA II National All-Tournament's Most Valuable Player. In his only collegiate year, he batted .378 with 45 stolen bases, 61 runs, 71 hits, nine doubles, four triples, and 44 RBIs in just 59 games.
In 2008, he transferred to Seminole Community College, but did not play baseball, and was drafted in the fourth round by the Dodgers.
"We are extremely proud of Dee, in all of what he has accomplished in such a short amount of time," said Fire Head Coach Jason Beck. "We look forward to him representing Southeastern for years to come. He has worked hard and deserves everything coming to him."
To read more about Gordon's major league debut, click here.