The MLB amateur draft is a 3 day event running beginning Monday. A handful of guys from Palmetto State schools and players with ties to the Eastern Carolina are expected to be picked.
Jackie Bradley Jr, OF South Carolina Supplemental first round to the Red Sox jerseys (40) He is the first Gamecock to going in the 2011 MLB Draft. He became the 24th player in South Carolina history to record 200 or more career hits with a home run vs. Rhode Island. He injured his wrist trying to make a diving play in the outfield on April 23rd.
Anthony Meo, P Coastal Carolina 3rd pick in the 2nd Round (63) by Arizona. He became the 4th second round pick to come out of Coastal Carolina. Others were Mickey Brantley (1982), Kirt Manwaring (1986), Mike Costanzo (2005). Meo finished the 2011 season with a 2.16 ERA with a 10 3 record. Meo threw the first no hitter in Big South Tournament history this year.
“I have had this dream my whole life to play profesional baseball and its a big moment for me. (The Diamondbacks jerseys) told me I can do both. I can start or I can come from the bullpen.
on what he learned about the draft
“To expect the worse and hope for the best.”
Will Lamb, P Clemson 2nd Round pick by the Texas Rangers jerseys (83). 6 foot 6 inch left handed pitcher. / Winnisquam HS
As a senior, was the New Hampshire Gatorade Player of the Year . Posted a 6 1 record with an 0.77 ERA . In 45.1 innings, recorded 82 strike outs while allowing 22 hits, five earned runs . Also batted .491 .
Joe Tuschak, OF (CCU signee)(6th Rd, 11th pick 192nd overall pick) New York Mets jerseys
6 0, 185, Bats: Left/Throws: Right, Dillsburg, Pa. / Northern HS
As a senior named the Colonial Conference Player of the Year . Batted .487 with nine home runs, scoring 39 runs and driving in 30 in 25 games . Added seven doubles and a triple for a .949 slugging percentage . Only struck out four times and was 12 for 12 in stolen bases .
Matt Price, P South Carolina 6th Round pick (184) by Arizona. 6’2 Junior for the Gamecocks with 17 saves so far this season.
Scott Woodward, 3B Coastal Carolina 7th round pick (224) by LA Dodgers jerseys. Played 3rd base and Outfield for CCU this past year. Was drafted in the 15th round by Oakland in 2010 draft.
cheap Tommy La Stella jersey, 2B Coastal Carolina 8th round pick (266) by Atlanta Braves jerseys. Big South player of the year. Hit 14 home runs with 70 RBI while batting .398 his junior season.
Scott Wingo, SS South Carolina 11th round pick (344) by the LA Dodgers jerseys.
John Hinson, 2B Clemson 12th round pick (400) by the Houston Astros jerseys
Tanner English, OF St. James HS 13th Round pick (420) by the Tampa Bay Rays jerseys. First team all state player. Won a state title at Saint James high School his senior season. Was projected to go in the first few rounds but fell. Father, Ron, said that many teams were calling as early as 8 am on Day 2 of the draft. If Tanner does not sign, he will play at South Carolina on a baseball scholarship.
“It’s kind of difficult because its a whole bunch of stuff that goes into it that alot of people don’t know about it,” English said.” I sat around the house and played a little bit ofX Box (to pass the cheap jerseys time). I was going to go fishing but i was too tired so I laid around and took a nap. Coach Holbrook and coach Tanner talk to me all the time. They want me to come to school. they want me there andI want to be there. The ultimate decision will come to me and it will be a gut feeling. I dont know when I’m going to feel it but i know it has to be before August 15.”