Alabama senior catcher Brock Bennett (Tucker, Ga.) was selected with the 1017th pick overall by San Francisco Giants in the 33rd round in the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft Wednesday afternoon. Bennett becomes the fourth player from the 2011 Alabama roster to be drafted.
In four years at Alabama, Bennett played in 118 games with 103 starts. He posted a career batting average of .314 and was named to the 2010 SEC All-Tournament team. He scored 72 runs, has 122 hits, 13 doubles and two home runs. He added 39 RBI and had 12 career stolen bases. With 21 sacrifice bunts in 2011, Bennett finished his career with 28 sac bunts to tie the school record.
At the plate in 2001, Bennett was third on the team with a career-high batting average of .338 in 59 games. He set the Alabama single season record for sacrifice bunts with 21, which was fourth most in the country. Behind the plate he committed just three errors in 379 chances for a .992 fielding percentage. He threw out 33 percent (19-of-58) of the runners trying to steal, while picking-off two base runners.
Bennett joined current players Adam Morgan, Taylor Dugas and Nathan Kilcrease as draftees in the 2011 MLB Draft. Morgan was selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the third round (120th overall), Dugas was an eighth round (249th overall) selection by the Chicago Cubs, and Kilcrease went in the 30th round (916th overall) to the Oakland A's.
Alabama signee Taylor Guilbeau (Zachary, La.) was selected with a 1199th pick overall by the New York Yankees. The left handed pitcher from Zachary High School was selected in the 39th round.