Southern Illinois Miners

11 Joel McKeithan
11 Joel McKeithan
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 215
Hometown: Arden, NC
Previous College: North Carolina State University
Position: INF

Born: 08/15/1991

Bats/Throws: R/R

2017 Status: Rookie-1

- Entering first season with Southern Illinois in 2017

- Did not see action in 2016

- Reputation as a strong defensive shortstop with a good arm

- Finished college career at North Carolina State University (NCAA D-I), hitting .178 with one home run and 14 RBIs along with a .950 fielding percentage at shortstop over 35 games

- Previously played three seasons at Vanderbilt University (NCAA D-I), where he played in 55 total games

- Drafted in the 39th round of the 2010 MLB Draft by the Colorado Rockies out of T.C. Roberson HS (NC), but chose to attend Vanderbilt instead