Twenty ACC Players Drafted on Day Two


GREENSBORO, N.C. – Twenty ACC players were selected on Friday in the 2016 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. In addition to the 11 players selected on Wednesday, 31 players have now been drafted in the first two days.

Thirteen of the 14 ACC baseball programs have had at least one player selected in the first 10 rounds. Louisville leads all ACC programs with seven players drafted, followed by Miami with four and three from Clemson, North Carolina, NC State, and Virginia. 

The ACC has had at least 40 players drafted 10 straight years, including 50 or more in nine of the past 10. The league record stands at 65, set in 2014.

The 2016 MLB Draft will conclude on Saturday with rounds 11-40  starting at noon. 

ACC Baseball in 2016 MLB Draft - selections through Round 10
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, Louisville
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