Published: Sun, June 18, 2017
Sports | By Mabel Barber

Iowa's Mason McCoy taken in sixth round by Baltimore Orioles

Iowa's Mason McCoy taken in sixth round by Baltimore Orioles

Leach was drafted on Monday, the first day of the draft, by the Minnesota Twins in the second round (37th overall).

McCoy, a former Washington High School and Illinois Central College star, was selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the sixth round of the Baseball entry Draft on Tuesday.

However, with another strong season he could enter the 2018 draft as one of the top closing prospects in the nation.

When he spoke to reporters this past Friday, Nats' GM Mike Rizzo talked about how he saw this year's draft class, as he and his front office staff prepared to wrap up all the work they did for at least the last twelve months, and likely longer in some cases, to prepare for tonight. Other Catamounts drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates include Brian McCullen (38th round, 2006); Alex Tolbert (22nd round, 1997); and Wayne Tolleson (12th, 1977).

As a senior, the 6-foot-2, 180-pound lefty compiled an ERA of 1.36 over 51 1-3 innings on the mound for the Wildcats.

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Of the 30 Major League Baseball teams, 27 drafted at least one player from the ACC led by the Angels, Marlins, Yankees, and Rays with five apiece. Brown earned the Friday night spot in the rotation for the Spartans during the 2017 season, in which he led the team in wins, innings pitched and strikeouts. He paced the Catamount squad with 27 multiple hit games with multiple RBIs eight times.

White enjoyed a spectacular year at Kentucky, slashing.373/.453/.637 with 10 home runs, 24 doubles, and just 31 strikeouts over 248 plate appearances. Pope drove in a career-high 28 runs to give him 61 over the past three seasons.

In 2015, as a sophomore, he was named a Rawlings-Perfect Game High Honorable Mention Underclass All-American.

Serratos could still be selected when the final day of the draft commences at noon today with rounds 11-40, though he said that unless the signing bonus offer from a team selecting him exceeds the likely slot suggestion determined by Major League Baseball, he would nearly certainly opt to play college baseball at Georgia Tech beginning in the fall.

With drafting high school players, that tells me they are looking to buildi a core for the future.

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