Five First Round Picks From ACC-
Major League Baseball may not throw a lavish affair like the NFL for their draft but there’s no lack of excitement. That said, five first round picks from ACC teams were more than pleased with the outcome of the MLB First Year Player Draft Monday night.
Three ACC teams provided first round selections. A total of five represented in day one of the draft, including Louisville, Virginia, North Carolina, Wake Forest and NC State.
The conference has had a player selected in the first round for 26 straight years.
There was plenty of speculation regarding Brendan McKay and some behind the scenes maneuvering that likely moved him from being the top pick. According to Jim Callis, the top team in the draft, Minnesota, could not come to terms with McKay.
— Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB) June 12, 2017
DAY ONE PICKS
- Brendan McKay – Tampa Bay Rays #1-4
- Pavin Smith – Arizona Diamondbacks #1-7
- Adam Haseley – Philadelphia Phillies #1-8
- J. B. Bukauskas – Houston Astros #1-15
- Logan Warmoth – Toronto Blue Jays #1-22
- Brian Miller – Miami Marlins Competitive Balance A
- Stuart Fairchild – Cincinnati Reds #2-38
- Drew Ellis – Arizona Diamondbacks #2-44
- Gavin Sheets – Chicago White Sox #2-49
- Joe Dunand – Miami Marlins #2-51
- Tommy Doyle – Colorado Rockies Competitive Balance B
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McKay’s selection by Tampa at #4 in the first round makes him the highest MLB Draft pick in Louisville’s history.
The selection of Smith and Haseley out of the Virginia makes them the first set of position players drafted from the same team in the Top 10 since 1988.
The draft continues today (Tuesday) at 1:00p E. Teams will go deeper into the selection process with rounds 3 through 10.