With the 2012 MLB Amateur Draft taking place this week, it marks one year since Georgia Perimeter College standout Kenneth Straus was selected to play professional baseball.
Straus was picked with the second pick in the 26th round, 783rd overall by the Seattle Mariners.
The former third baseman played 18 games for the Pulaski Mariners of the Appalachian League.
He hit just .150 with 16 hits in 107 at bats. Straus had four home runs, seven runs and drove in seven more with a .188 on base average for the rookie league team.
Although it has been just one year since Straus was selected, he has been released by the Mariners after a year of minor league ball.
Straus was released during the March 13-19 transaction period after playing 10 games in left field, four at third and four at first base.
While at Georgia Perimeter, Straus hit .339 with 57 hits in 168 at bats in 45 games as a sophomore in 2011.
He hit six home runs, 15 doubles, scored 29 runs and drove in 36 more.