The 2017 MLB Draft kicks off tonight at 7pm eastern with Rounds One and Two and continues through Wednesday.
With two selections, this year marked the 16th time since 1977 that Western Carolina had multiple players selected within the same MLB First-Year Player Draft.
The fact is Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft, held since 1965, has produced as many busts as future superstars among the players selected with the No. 1 pick. Pitcher Landon Leach was taken by the Minnesota Twins with the first pick in the second round, 37th overall.
The Gators had three players taken Tuesday - SS Dalton Guthrie (Phillies, sixth round), and a pair of catchers in Michael Rivera (Indians, sixth round) and Mark Kolozsvary (Reds, seventh round).
The 6-foot pitcher from Valdosta High has a three-pitch arsenal includes a fastball that clocks out at 92-93 miles per hour with a max velocity of 95 miles per hour.
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Romero posted a 3.51 ERA, 20 walks, 85 Ks, and a.256 BAA in 10 games (seven starts) and 48 2⁄3 IP this season. Hall has a long way to go in terms of his physical development, but projects as a middle infielder at the next level. "We feel it's a very pitching orientated draft".
Junior pitcher Morgan Cooper was the first Texas product off the board, taken in the second round by the Dodgers. The 2016 season saw Giarratano win the 2016 WCC Defensive Player of the Year.
Before heading off to Loyola Marymount and Cal State LA, Watkins played high school ball at Serra High School in San Mateo, the alma mater for former Giants legend Barry Bonds. When it's football season, we play football, and basketball season, we play basketball and baseball, we play baseball. In 2017, McCoy improved from what was already a solid 2016 campaign, slashing.328/.394/.474 with five home runs and 34 runs batted in, all of which were improvements from the year before (except for RBI, where he matched his total).
Adam Hall feels a little relieved now that he's about to become a professional baseball player.