LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - After three years of college baseball Trey Cumbie is preparing for a professional career.
Earlier this week, Cumbie was drafted by Tampa Bay in the 2018 MLB Draft. It came a year after being drafted late in the 2017 draft by the Houston Astros. That pick came after he picked up the Houston Cougars first First Team All American honor since 2006.
"It was a pretty big decision for me," Cumbie said. "I felt like coming back for my junior year would help me gain a little more on the mound and help me in the draft."
During his junior campaign, Cumbie earned second team American Athletic Conference Honors this past season that saw the Houston Cougars make it to the Chapel Hill Regional in the NCAA Tournament. Cumbie made he conference honor roll 5 times this season and was a national pitcher of the week in February.
His accolades also include a preseason all American nod.
"This season was probably my favorite season," Cumbie said. "We had team chemistry. Everyone on the team bought in. It was a great season overall."
Cumbie believes he will be out in Florida in the next week to meet up with the organization as he prepares to get involved with the Rays.
"I am looking at coming more of a complete pitcher," Cumbie said. "Having more command with the fast ball and throwing my off speed behind the count which is big in pro ball."