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June 9, 2011
GREENSBORO, N.C. – A total of 58 Atlantic Coast Conference student-athletes were selected in the 2011 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, which took place Monday through Wednesday of this week.
The 58 selections represented the third-highest number of ACC players chosen. This marks the sixth straight year at least 50 ACC players have been chosen in the June draft.
With the selections of Virginia pitcher Danny Hultzen (second overall by the Seattle Mariners), Georgia Tech starting pitcher Jed Bradley (15th overall by the Milwaukee Brewers), Florida State starting pitcher Sean Gilmartin (28th overall by the Atlanta Braves) and North Carolina shortstop Levi Michael (30th overall by the Minnesota Twins), the ACC has had at least one player selected in the first round of the draft for 20 consecutive years.
This marked the 10th time in 11 years and the seventh straight year that the ACC has boasted multiple first-round selections.
Clemson and Virginia led all ACC schools with eight players taken in this year’s draft. Miami followed with seven, while Florida State and NC State each had six players selected.
Please see the attached file for the complete list of student-athletes from ACC schools to be selected in this year’s MLB Draft.