Fifty ACC Players Selected in 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft
June 7, 2012
GREENSBORO, N.C. - A total of 50 Atlantic Coast Conference student-athletes were selected in the 2012 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, which took place Monday through Wednesday of this week.
This marks the seventh straight year at least 50 ACC players have been chosen, even though Major League Baseball reduced the June draft to 40 rounds (from its previous 50) this year.
With the selections of Duke pitcher Marcus Stroman (22nd overall to the Toronto Blue Jays), Florida State outfielder James Ramsey (23rd overall to the St. Louis Cardinals) and Clemson third baseman Richie Shaffer (25th overall to the Tampa Bay Rays), the ACC has had at least one player selected in the first round of the draft for 21 consecutive years.
This marked the 11th time in 12 years and the eighth straight year that the ACC has boasted multiple first-round selections.
Clemson and Florida State led all ACC schools with seven players taken in this year's draft. Wake Forest followed with a school-record six, while Georgia Tech, Miami and North Carolina each had five players selected.