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Junior Jordan Foley will lead Central Michigan's starting rotation this season. The junior was named the No. 37 junior prospect by Baseball America Monday afternoon.
Jordan Foley Named No. 37 Junior Prospect by Baseball America

Mount Pleasant, Mich. - Central Michigan junior Jordan Foley has been named the No. 37 junior prospect by Baseball America, the organization announced Monday. 

Foley was twice named the Mid-American Conference Pitcher of the Week last season and finished the season 6-6 with 3.08 earned run average with 90 strikeouts in a team-high 90.2 innings pitched. 

"The biggest thing for Jordan is to continue to move on the path that he has followed to this point," head coach Steve Jaksa said. "Ultimately, it is going to be his ability to focus on the job at hand. The better you do that, the better opportunity for your stock to grow. He is a talented young man, but now he needs to take that talent and turn it into a consistent effort." 

A native of The Colony, Texas, Foley pitched for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks of the Cape Cod Baseball League last summer, posting a 1-1 record with a 3.00 ERA in 10 appearances. He struck out 34 batters in 27 innings of work, while walkings just 10. 

"We have had 12 pitchers in the last four years move on to the next level," Jaksa added. "We have a big leaguer in Josh Collmenter that left here in 2007. We do what we say we are going to do. If you come here you are going to have a chance to develop and we are going to develop you within yourself to play at the next level." 

The junior has started 21 games through his first two seasons with the Chippewas after being drafted in the 26th round of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft by the New York Yankees. 

Foley and the Chippewas open the 2014 campaign on Friday, Feb. 14 at UNLV. First pitch is set for 9:05 p.m. ET.