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Londoner Taken In 2nd Round In MLB Draft

17 June 2017, 11:20 | Stacy Ballard

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He was also labeled the No. 14 overall draft prospect by MLB.com. As with day two, the Indians will have the 27th pick in each round. He was drafted by the New York Mets in 22nd round of the 2013 MLB Draft as a high school player. Hall has good command for a young pitcher, sports a fastball that sits at 93-94 miles per hour, and also has a plus curveball and average changeup.

"I think it's a deep crop this year", Rizzo said. He's a smaller left-hander who draws comparisons to Scott Kazmir with his low-90s fastball and overpowering curve.

The Orioles would follow up by selecting shortstop Adam Hall out of London, Ontario with the 60th overall pick and then LHP Zac Lowther out of Xavier University with the 74th overall pick.

The two Red Raiders are the 10th and 11th players out of Tech to be selected in the first 10 rounds of the Major League Baseball draft in the past five years, according to the release.

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Hall is committed to Florida State, and will now have to decide if he'll play for the Seminoles or forgo college baseball to sign with the O's. According to PerfectGame.org, Hall ran a 6.29 in the sixty with quick feet and a collection of tools.

This past season, Cooper led Texas to its first at-large bid in the NCAA Tournament since 2014 with a 2.32 ERA and a team-high 110 strike outs. The right-handed hitter has laced up cleats for the Canadian Junior National Team.

With the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 #MLBDraft, the Cincinnati #Reds select RHP/SS Hunter Greene from Notre Dame (CA) High School!

The selection of David White by the Chicago White Sox in the second round of the 1978 MLB Draft, the 31st overall pick, was previously the highest a Wildcat had been drafted. Keaton struck out 84 in 75 innings over 12 starts with a 5.52 ERA on the season. Lowther has already surpassed his strikeout total from last season with 123 strikeouts in 2017.



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