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June 10, 2010
GREENSBORO, N.C. – A league-record 64 Atlantic Coast Conference student-athletes were selected in the 2010 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, which took place Monday through Wednesday of this week.
The 64 selections broke the previous ACC mark of 63 set in 2007. This marks the fifth straight year at least 50 ACC players have been chosen in the June draft.
With the selections of North Carolina pitcher Matt Harvey (seventh overall by the New York Mets), Georgia Tech starting pitcher Deck McGuire (11th overall by Toronto), Miami catcher Yasmani Grandal (12th overall by Cincinnati) and Clemson outfielder Kyle Parker (26th overall by Colorado), the ACC has had at least one player selected in the first round of the draft for 19 consecutive years.
This marked the ninth time in 10 years the ACC has boasted multiple first-round selections.
Georgia Tech led all ACC schools and tied a school record with a total of 10 players selected in the 50-round draft. Virginia’s nine players chosen were a new school record, as were Virginia Tech’s total of eight draftees and Boston College’s six.
Please see the attached file for the complete list of student-athletes from ACC schools to be selected in this year’s MLB Draft.