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ACC leads all conferences; extends streak to 23 years
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Six Atlantic Coast Conference student-athletes were selected in the first round and in the Competitive Balance Round A of the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, three times as many as from any other conference and extending the league’s streak with at least one first round pick to 23 consecutive years.
The six selections ties the league mark, previously set in 1994.
NC State LHP Carlos Rodon (3rd Overall, Chicago White Sox), NC State SS Trea Turner (13th, San Diego), Virginia RHP Nick Howard (19th, Cincinnati) and Florida State RHP Luke Weaver (27th, St. Louis) all heard their names called in the first 34 picks on Thursday night, while Virginia OF Derek Fisher (37th, Houston) and OF Mike Papi (38th, Cleveland) went back-to-back in the Competitive Balance Round A.
The MLB First-Year Player Draft opened Thursday with 34 first-round and seven Competitive Balance Round A selections. Thirty-three selections were also made Thursday night in the second round, and will be followed by Rounds 3-40 on Friday and Saturday.
Rounds 3-10 will be held on Friday, with Rounds 11-40 on Saturday. Both days will be streamed live on MLB.com with coverage starting at 1 p.m.
ACC First Round Draft Picks (Round, Overall, MLB Team)
Carlos Rodon, LHP, NC State (1, 3rd, Chicago White Sox)
Trea Turner, SS, NC State (1, 13th, San Diego)
Nick Howard, RHP, Virginia (1, 19th, Cincinnati)
Luke Weaver, RHP, Florida State (1, 27th, St. Louis)
Derek Fisher, OF, Virginia (CB A, 37th, Houston)
Mike Papi, OF, Virginia (CB A, 38th, Cleveland)