Local High School players selected on the Final day of the MLB Draft:Brown(NEG), Deatherage(WA/N.C. State), Corbett(HPCA), Meredith(Glenn) and Bailey(WES) all go on Day Three

Posted by Andy Durham on June 14, 2017 at 7:22 pm under College, High School, Professional | Comments are off for this article

Last Day of the MLB Draft and here is how it went and how it looked for our local players, from in and around Guilford County…….News from Twitter on today’s Pro Baseball proceedings….

Joe Sirera? @JoeSireraNR
@GCSRAMS OF Jacob Brown taken by Baltimore Orioles in 18th round of MLB draft. First-team All-Area player and High Point signee. #HSXtra

High Point Christian Academy Baseball on Twitter:
Congrats to former Cougar Chris Corbett being drafted by San Francisco Giants in 18th round . @gsosports @HPEmichael @TriadHSSports @ESPNTriad

Joe Sirera? @JoeSireraNR
http://HSXtra.com All-Area OF and @ClemsonBaseball signee Kier Meredith of @ghscatbaseball drafted by Chicago Cubs in 28th round. #HSXtra

WA Baseball Retweeted….from Western Alamance Baseball on Twitter:
NC State Baseball? @NCStateBaseball
Selection #STATEment – Congrats to junior OF Brock Deatherage drafted by the @Pirates(Round 29 Pittsburgh Pirates)

Patrick Bailey(Catcher) from Wesleyan Christian Academy goes in the 37th Round to the Minnesota Twins…..
According to Joe Sirera from the News and Record, Bailey will attend and play baseball for N.C. State

+++++More on Chris Corbett(High Point Christian Academy), from the Rollins College baseball website:
Rollins senior catcher Christopher Corbett was selected by the San Francisco Giants in the 18th round of the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft on Wednesday.

Since the draft started in 1965, he is the 46th Tar to have his named called.

A native of Stokesdale, North Carolina, Corbett enjoyed a banner 2017 season to close his college career. He led the team with a .349 batting average with 10 doubles, three triples, nine home runs and 35 RBIs. He was one of the nation’s toughest players to strike out, fanning just 19 times in 152 at-bats. In 40 games behind the plate, he committed only two errors and four passed balls.

Corbett was named First Team All-Sunshine State Conference, Second Team ABCA All-South Region and was selected by his peers for the Rollins SAAC Phil Roach Sportsmanship Award.

Corbett appeared in 170 games over the last four seasons and is a .307 career hitter for the Tars. He ranks eighth on the Rollins all-time home run chart with 26, and is tied for seventh with 10 triples.

Corbett’s 18th round selection (pick No. 546) is the highest a Rollins player has gone in the draft since Rob Stanton went to the Cleveland Indians in the eighth round of the 1996 draft. John Goetz (1975) and Clay Bellinger (1989) are the Tars highest-ever draft picks, both going in the second round.

Corbett is the 10th Rollins catcher drafted, most recently Kevin Davidson (2002/Houston Astros) and Sean Connolly (1996/Chicago White Sox). He is the first Rollins player drafted since Tim Griffin was tapped by the Seattle Mariners in the 2010 draft.


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