Forty ACC Student-Athletes Taken In 2013 MLB Draft

Forty ACC Student-Athletes Taken In 2013 MLB Draft

June 9, 2013

GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) - Forty student-athletes from Atlantic Coast Conference schools were taken during the 2013 Major League Baseball Player Draft, which concluded on Saturday.

This marks the eighth consecutive year - and the ninth time in the last 10 years - that at least 40 players from the ACC have been selected.

The selection of North Carolina third baseman Colin Moran by the Miami Marlins as the sixth overall pick in Thursday night's opening round assured the ACC of a first-round pick for the 22nd consecutive season. Virginia Tech shortstop Chad Pinder followed as the  71st overall selection by the Oakland Athletics in Competitive Balance Round B, becoming the seventh-highest Hokie to be drafted.

By the time the draft ended on Saturday, Georgia Tech led all ACC schools with seven selections, including five in the first 10 rounds. Outfielder Daniel Palka, who went in the third round to the Arizona Diamondbacks, led the Georgia Tech contingent.

North Carolina and Virginia Tech followed with six selections each. Five players were taken from Florida State, and four apiece from Maryland and Miami.

Please see below for the full list of 2013 Major League draftees from ACC schools.
 

Rd.           Pick  Player (Position), School                                        Team

     1          6     Colin Moran, 3B, North Carolina...................................Miami

   2B        71     Chad Pinder, SS, Virginia Tech...................................Oakland

     3        73     Kent Emanuel, LHP, North Carolina.............................Houston

     3        88     Daniel Palka, OF, Georgia Tech..................................Arizona

     4      111     Kyle Crockett, LHP, Virginia.......................................Cleveland

     4      114     Zane Evans, C,  Georgia Tech....................................Kansas City

    5      156     Buck Farmer, RHP, Georgia Tech............................... Detroit

     6      185     Jimmy Reed, LHP, Maryland......................................St. Louis

     8      234     Cody Stubbs. 1B, North Carolina.................................Kansas City

     8      252     Tyler Horan, OF, Virginia Tech....................................San Francisco

     8      253     Kyle Wren, OF, Georgia Tech.................................... Atlanta

     8      254     Brandon Thomas, OF, Georgia Tech...........................New York Yankees

     9      257     Brian Holberton, OF/C, North Carolina.........................Houston

     9      277     Stephen McGee, C, Florida State...............................Los Angeles Angels

     9      286     Jake Joyce, RHP, Virginia Tech..................................Washington

   12      368     Pat Blair, SS, Wake Forest.........................................Tampa Bay

   14      421     Sam Dove, 2B, Georgia Tech......................................Philadelphia

   14      422     Hobbs Johnson, LHP, North Carolina............................Milwaukee

   15      447     Eddie Campbell, LHP, Virginia Tech.............................Seattle

   16      484     Pete Miller, RHP, Florida State.....................................Los Angeles Dodgers

   19      559     Scott Firth,RHP, Clemson............................................Colorado

   19      586     Niko Spezial,LHP, Wake Forest...................................Washington

   20      595     Chaz Frank, OF, North Carolina....................................Toronto

   21      619     Eric Nedeljkovic,RHP, Miami........................................Colorado

   21      623     Reed Gragnani, 2B, Virginia..........................................Boston

   23      682     John Easley, RHP, NC State.........................................Miami

   24      718     Marcus Davis, OF/DH, Florida State...............................San Diego

   25      745     Scott Silverstein, LHP, Virginia......................................Toronto

   27      816     Joe Mantiply, LHP, Virginia Tech................................ Detroit

   28      836     Robby Coles, RHP, Florida State..................................New York Mets

   28      846     Scott Sitz, RHP, Florida State..................................... Detroit

   29      867     Chantz Mack, OF, Miami............................................ Seattle

   29      869     Jake Stinnett, RHP, Maryland............................... Pittsburgh

   29      875     Bryan Radziewski, LHP, Miami................................ St. Louis

   29      884     Charlie White, OF, Maryland.......................................New York Yankees

   31      931     Matthew Grimes, RHP, Georgia Tech..........................Philadelphia

   32      968     Anthony Tzamtzis, RHP, NC State..............................Tampa Bay

   33      997     Colin O'Keefe, LHP, Virginia Tech................................Los Angeles Angels

   38    1130     Javi Salas, RHP, Miami..............................................Minnesota

   39    1172     Jack Cleary, C, Maryland............................................Milwaukee

   TOTAL............................................................................. 40

 

  Rd.      Pick     Player, Position                                                             Team

CLEMSON: 1

    19       559     Scott Firth (RHP)........................................................ Colorado  

FLORIDA STATE:  5

     9       277     Stephen McGee (C)..................................... Los Angeles Angels

    16       484     Pete Miller (RHP)...................................... Los Angeles Dodgers

    24       718     Marcus Davis (DH/OF).............................................. San Diego

    28       836     Robby Coles (RHP)........................................... New York Mets

    28       846     Scott Sitz (RHP)............................................................ Detroit   

GEORGIA TECH:  7

     3         88     Daniel Palka (OF)......................................................... Arizona

     4       114     Zane Evans (C)..................................................... Kansas City

     5       156     Buck Farmer (RHP)....................................................... Detroit

     8       253     Kyle Wren (OF)............................................................. Atlanta

     8       254     Brandon Thomas (OF)................................... New York Yankees

    14       421     Sam Dove (2B)....................................................... Philadelphia

    31       931     Matthew Grimes (RHP)........................................... Philadelphia

MARYLAND:  4

     6       185     Jimmy Reed (LHP).................................................... St., Louis

    29       886     Jake Stinnett (RHP).................................................. Pittsburgh

    29       884     Charlie White (OF)........................................ New York Yankees

    39     1172     Jack Cleary (C)........................................................ Milwaukee

MIAMI:  4

    21       619     Eric Nedeljkovic,(RHP)................................................ Colorado

    29       867     Chantz Mack (OF)......................................................... Seattle

    29       875     Bryan Radziewski (LHP).............................................. St. Louis

    38     1130     Javi Salas (RHP)............................................................ Miami

NORTH CAROLINA:  6

     1          6     Colin Moran (3B)............................................................. Miami

     3         73     Kent Emanuel (LHP).................................................... Houston

     8       234     Cody Stubbs (1B)................................................... Kansas City

     9       257     Brian Holberton (OF/C)................................................. Houston

    14       422     Hobbs Johnson (LHP)............................................... Milwaukee

    20       595     Chaz Frank (OF).......................................................... Toronto

NC STATE: 2

    23       682     Josh Easely (RHP)......................................................... Miami

    32       968     Anthony Tzamtzis (RHP)......................................... Tampa Bay

VIRGINIA:  3

     4      111     Kyle Crockett (LHP)................................................... Cleveland

    21       623     Reed Gragnani (2B)....................................................... Boston

    25       745     Scott Silverstein (LHP).................................................. Toronto

VIRGINIA TECH: 6

   2B         71     Chad Pinder (SS)......................................................... Oakland

     8       252     Tyler Horan (OF)................................................. San Francisco

     9       286     Jake Joyce (RHP).................................................. Washington

    15       447     Eddie Campbell (LHP).................................................... Seattle

    27       816     Joe Mantiply (LHP)........................................................ Detroit

    33       997     Colin O'Keefe (LHP)..................................... Los Angeles Angels

WAKE FOREST: 2

    12       368     Pat Blair (SS).......................................................... Tampa Bay

    19       586     Niko Spezial (LHP).................................................. Washington