Texas Longhorns junior catcher Michael Cantu will be playing baseball in the one of the nation's most elite leagues this summer, once again. According to a report from CodBall.com, the Falmouth Commodores of the Cape Cod League have added the 20-year-old catcher to their roster.
The @FalCommodores have also added Soph. C Michael Cantu from @Texas_Baseball. Cantu appeared in 9 games for @CotuitKettleers last summer.— CodBall (@codball) June 3, 2016
The Falmouth Commodores start their season off next Friday (June 10th) against the Chatham Anglers. The Cape Cod League features ten teams that play in the state of Massachusetts, as the most recent winner was the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox.
This will be the second time the Corpus Christi native plays in this highly acclaimed summer league, as he appeared in nine games last summer with the Cotuit Kettleers, hitting .087/.192/.130 over 23 at bats.
This past season with the Longhorns, Cantu struggled at the plate, posting a slash line of .213/.362/.308 over 117 at bats, along with no home runs, seven doubles and eight runs batted in, in 40 games played. In two seasons in Austin, he has a career .235/.350/.295 slash line over 302 at bats, along with one home run, 15 doubles and 28 runs batted in, in 92 games played. Cantu is a former 30th-round draft pick by the Chicago Cubs back in 2014, but he chose to go to school at Texas.