Well, I guess you can say that Johnny Manziel is having quite the year as he has actually now been drafted by two professional sports leagues. Just one month after he became a first-round pick of the Cleveland Browns, Manziel was selected by the San Diego Padres on Saturday with the 837th pick overall in the 2014 MLB Draft.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 7, 2014
Yes, aside from being one of the best football players to spend time at the collegiate level, as was evidenced by the fact that he’s the first ever freshman to capture the Heisman Trophy, Manziel was also quite the gem on the diamond as well.
Of course, immediately after the Padres drafted him, the reactions began to pour in.
Ha … the Padres just drafted Johnny Manziel in the 28th round. #johnnybaseball
— Ira Schoffel/TDO.com (@IraSchoffel) June 7, 2014
The Padres just drafted Johnny Manziel. Yes, that one. #MLBDraft
— Pinstripe Alley (@pinstripealley) June 7, 2014
Just call him Johnny Baseball.
— Baseball America (@BaseballAmerica) June 7, 2014
— MelFelk (@melfelk) June 7, 2014
Got drafted right before @JManziel2
— Turner Larkins (@TurnerLarkins) June 7, 2014
Of course, this was not only a wasteful move by the Padres, but also another clear sign that the Major League Baseball draft is just entirely way too long.