Sixty from ACC Baseball Selected in 2016 MLB Draft


GREENSBORO, N.C. – Sixty student-athletes from ACC programs were selected during the 2016 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, which concluded on Saturday.

The total stands as the fifth most in league history and marks the 10th time in the last 11 years that at least 50 league players have been selected. Also extended was a streak of 25 straight years with at least one first round pick from the league. 

Eight ACC players were selected in the first round, twice as many as from any other conference. 

All 14 ACC programs had at least one player drafted. Louisville led ACC schools with eight players selected. Miami had seven players drafted, followed by Clemson with six and Boston College, Georgia Tech, NC State, and Pitt with five apiece.

Of the 30 MLB teams, 28 drafted at least one player from the ACC led by the St. Louis Cardinals with five league selections.

ACC Baseball Selections in the 2016 MLB Draft
Round-Pick — Player, School, Year, Position, Team 
1-5 — Corey Ray, Louisville, JR, OF, Milwaukee Brewers
1-10 — Zack Collins, Miami, JR, C, Chicago White Sox
1-16 — Matt Thaiss, Virginia, JR, C, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
1-19 — Justin Dunn, Boston College, JR, RHP, New York Mets
1-21 — TJ Zeuch, Pitt, JR, RHP, Toronto Blue Jays
1-22 — Will Craig, Wake Forest, JR, 3B, Pittsburgh Pirates
1-26 — Zack Burdi, Louisville, JR, RHP, Chicago White Sox
1-32 — Will Smith, Louisville, JR, C, Los Angeles Dodgers
2-43 — Chris Okey, Clemson, JR, C, Cincinnati Reds
2-62 — Nick Solak, Louisville, JR, 2B, New York Yankees
2-70 — Connor Jones, Virginia, JR, RHP, St. Louis Cardinals
3-80 — Drew Harrington, Louisville, JR, LHP, Atlanta Braves
3-100 — Blake Tiberi, Louisville, SO, 3B, New York Mets
3-106 — Zac Gallen, North Carolina, JR, RHP, St. Louis Cardinals
4-115 — Kyle Funkhouser, Louisville, SR, RHP, Detroit Tigers
4-129 — Charles Leblanc, Pitt, JR, SS, Texas Rangers
5-156 — Connor Justus, Georgia Tech, JR, SS, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
5-162 — Cavan Biggio, Notre Dame, JR, 2B, Toronto Blue Jays
5-164 — Bailey Clark, Duke, JR, RHP, Chicago Cubs
6-169 — Matthew Gonzalez, Georgia Tech, SR, 2B, Atlanta Braves
6-170 — Willie Abreu, Miami, JR, RF, Colorado Rockies
6-175 — Bryan Garcia, Miami, JR, RHP, Detroit Tigers
7-202 — Tyler Ramirez, North Carolina, JR, CF, Oakland Athletics
7-211 — Preston Palmeiro, NC State, JR, 1B, Baltimore Orioloes
7-226 — Andrew Knizner, NC State, JR, C, St. Louis Cardinals
8-228 — John Sansone, Florida State, SR, 2B, Cincinnati Reds
8-232 — Will Gilbert, NC State, SR, LHP, Oakland Athletics
8-244 — A.J. Bogucki, North Carolina, JR, RHP, Washington Nationals
9-265 — Daniel Pinero, Virginia, JR, SS, Detroit Tigers
10-303 — Brandon Lopez, Miami, SR, SS, Minnesota Twins
10-305 — Alex Bostic, Clemson, SR, LHP, San Francisco Giants
11-322 — Eli White, Clemson, JR, SS, Oakland Athletics
12-350 — Brandon Gold, Georgia Tech, JR, RHP, Colorado Rockies
12-353 — Mike King, Boston College, JR, RHP, Miami Marlins
12-358 — Matthew Gorst, Georgia Tech, JR, RHP, Boston Red Sox
12-369 — Alex Kowalczyk, Pitt, JR, C, Texas Rangers
12-375 — Arden Pabst, Georgia Tech, JR, C, Pittsburgh Pirates
13-382 — Nathan Mondou, Wake Forest, JR, 2B, Oakland Athletics
14-408 — Jesse Adams, Boston College, SR, LHP, Cincinnati Reds
14-434 — Parker Dunshee, Wake Forest, JR, RHP, Chicago Cubs
15-447 — Danny Garcia, Miami, JR, LHP, Seattle Mariners
15-454 — Ryan Williamson, NC State, JR, LHP, Washington Nationals
17-501 — Weston Wilson, Clemson, JR, 3B, Milwaukee Brewers
17-508 — Nick Sciortino, Boston College, JR, C, Boston Red Sox
18-545 — Jacob Heyward, Miami, JR, CF, San Francisco Giants
20-595 — Clate Schmidt, Clemson, SR, RHP, Detroit Tigers
23-696 — Torii Hunter, Notre Dame, JR, CF, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
24-731 — Saige Jenco, Virginia Tech, SR, CF, Los Angeles Dodgers
25-760 — Cody Beckman, NC State, JR, LHP, New York Mets
25-766 — Spencer Trayner, North Carolina, JR, RHP, St. Louis Cardinals
28-836 — Aaron Schnurbusch, Pitt, SR, OF, Chicago White Sox
28-847 — Johnny Ruiz, Miami, JR, 2B, Houston Astros
28-856 — Pat Krall, Clemson, JR, LHP, St. Louis Cardinals
31-927 — Lincoln Henzman, Louisville, SO, RHP, Seattle Mariners
31-932 — Chris Farish, Wake Forest, JR, RHP, Cleveland Indians
34-1018 — Aaron McGarity, Virginia Tech, JR, RHP, Boston Red Sox
34-1023 — Joe Cronin, Boston College, SR, SS, Minnesota Twins
35-1061 — Nick Yarnall, Pitt, JR, LF, Los Angeles Dodgers
37-1097 — James Ziemba, Duke, JR, LHP, Philadelphia Phillies
38-1140 — Brian Mcafee, Duke, 5S, RHP, Tampa Bay Rays