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Three players taken in the first round
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Six Atlantic Coast Conference student-athletes were selected on the first day of the 2015 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, tied for the second most from any conference.
Florida State OF DJ Stewart (25th overall, Baltimore), Boston College 1B Chris Shaw (31st, San Francisco), and Louisville RHP Kyle Funkhouser (35th, Los Angeles Dodgers) all heard their names called in the first round on Monday night.
Virginia LHP Nathan Kirby (40th, Milwaukee) was taken in Competitive Balance Round A, followed by Miami LHP Andrew Suarez (61st, San Francisco) and Virginia RHP Josh Sborz (74th, Los Angeles Dodgers).
With the three first round picks, it extends a streak with at least one ACC player selected in the first round to 24 straight years.
The MLB First-Year Player Draft opened Monday with 75 picks. The second day will be held on Tuesday with rounds three through 10 beginning at 1 p.m., following by rounds 11-40 on Wednesday beginning at noon.
Coverage will be streamed live on MLB.com.