senior Jake Jefferies was picked Wednesday by the Washington Nationals in baseball's Major League draft.
The Falcons second baseman, who hit .474 with a .718 slugging percentage, was drafted in the 34th round, according to the team's press office. And he was the only EBAL player drafted this year.
"I was shocked and really excited," said Jefferies, who got the news when the Nationals scout called his cell phone as he attended his high school graduation practice.
The 18-year-old, who graduates Friday with Foothill's 2012 class, led the entire East Bay in batting average, slugging percentage and stolen bases -- 15 overall.
Jefferies is the son of former pro Gregg Jefferies, a two-time All-Star with a 14-year career that included time with the Mets, Royals, Cardinals, Phillies, Angels and Tigers.
Jake, who committed to Cal State Fullerton, said he is meeting this week with Nationals executives.