Two more Longhorns are leaving Texas to go pro.
Texas juniors — outfielder Ben Johnson and infielder C.J Hinojosa — were both drafted in the 11th round of the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft on Wednesday afternoon and will not be returning to Texas baseball for their senior year.
Hinojosa, who was the 336th pick, will sign with the San Francisco Giants. Although the shortstop is entering pro baseball, he said he will never forget his time on the Forty Acres.
"The memories we made will stay with me for the rest of my life, but with that being said, I think it is time for me to pursue my dreams of becoming a professional baseball player and forgo my senior year at the University of Texas,” Hinojosa said.
Johnson was drafted 339th, going to the Kansas City Royals. As a junior, Johnson was named to first team All-Big 12 and led the Big 12 in triples.
"This has truly been an unbelievable experience to be able to wear the burnt orange and play for the University of Texas,” Johnson said. “I'm so excited to start this next chapter in my life.”