The Baltimore Orioles selected D.L. Hall with the 21st pick in the 2017 Major League Baseball draft. In fact, FSU baseball recruiting loses players every year to the MLB Draft with recruits opting to sign with MLB teams instead of attending college.
For the second time in as many seasons - and the fifth time in the past six years - the Baltimore Orioles took a pitcher with their first-round pick in the MLB First-Year Player Draft. Ghyzel was taken by the Cincinnati Reds.
But wait! As disheartening as it may have been to some (or most) Orioles fans that the team took a high school arm with their first-round pick, they may have found a special one in the 18-year-old lefty from Warner Robbins, Georgia. To no surprise, the Orioles showed interest in Hall's 90-93 miles per hour fastball reaching up to 95 with late arm-side run.
Former Deseret News Mr. Baseball honoree Colton Shaver was a 39th-round pick, going at No. 1171 overall to the Houston Astros.
Pope started every game of his WCU career - 138-of-138 - missing a chunk of his sophomore season in 2016 due to a wrist injury suffered on a HBP in the three-game series sweep at Kansas State.
If the Giants' front office thought we were still in a window to win now, they would have drafted a college pitcher or hitter that could help the team in 2-3 years.
Florida A&M wasn't left out of the Draft, as Aubrey McCarty, a two way player for the Rattlers this season, was picked up by the Rockies in the 26th round.
Shortstop Adam Hall, a student at Lucas secondary school, was selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the second round of the Major League Baseball draft. It's worth noting however that past year they didn't take any high school pitchers until the 11th round leading off Day 3. The lanky righty will need to bulk up to be able to handle the rigors of a full professional season, but his ability to consistently throw strikes and three-pitch arsenal indicate a good amount of promise in the young pitcher from San Diego.
As a result, the Orioles made the kid out of Brooklyn Heights, Ohio the highest-drafted Musketeer in school history. He hit.337 with four home runs and a team-leading 53 RBI for the Tar Heels.