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.