BREAKING: Trey Lipscomb Selected by Washington in the Third Round of MLB Draft

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The Washington Nationals drafted Tennessee third baseman Trey Lipscomb with the 84th pick in the third round of the 2022 MLB Draft Monday afternoon.

Lipscomb is the fourth Tennessee player selected in the 2022 draft, joining Drew Gilbert, Jordan Beck and Blade Tidwell.

The Frederick, Maryland native bided his time in his four years at Tennessee. Lipscomb at on the bench behind Andre Lipcius and Jake Rucker until his senior season.

Once he got his chance, Lipscomb didn’t look back. The tall third baseman turned in one of the best seasons in the Southeastern Conference, hitting .355 with a team-high 22 home runs and 84 RBIs.

One of the top players in the Southeastern Conference, Lipscomb hit 19 doubles while posting an incredible 1.145 OPS.

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Lipscomb came up short in the SEC Player of the Year race but did earn First Team All-SEC honors and was a unanimous All American.

The 6-foot-1, 200 pound third baseman brings Washington not only a strong bat but a high defensive ceiling. Lipscomb was inconsistent as a defensive third baseman but flashed an ability to make spectacular plays with his glove and big right arm.

Stay tuned at Rocky Top Insider over the next three days for complete coverage of the 2022 MLB Draft.

Ryan Schumpert is a senior at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since the moment he stepped on campus. He just completed a three-year stint with the Daily Beacon, the last two of which as the Sports Editor. Ryan also spent last three years at Volquest providing strong Tennessee baseball coverage of Tony Vitello's resurgent program. While the bulk of Ryan's responsibilities involved beat coverage and writing, he also recorded podcasts for both the Beacon and Volquest. Did we leave out the part about Ryan interning for the Smokies? Ryan's work ethic, versatility, and strong writing skills are but three of the reasons why Vol Nation will be hearing from Ryan for years to come.