63 ACC players taken in 2021 MLB Draft


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63 ACC players taken in 2021 MLB Draft

GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – A total of 63 ACC players – second-most among all conferences – were selected in the 2021 Major League Baseball Draft, which concluded Tuesday afternoon.

The ACC was the only conference to have at least one player taken in each of the draft’s 20 rounds.

This year’s league contingent includes No. 1 overall pick Henry Davis of Louisville, No. 15 overall pick Sal Frelick of Boston College and No. 24 overall pick Ryan Cusick of Wake Forest. It marks the 30th consecutive year that at least one ACC player has been taken in the opening round, and Davis became the fifth player from a current ACC school to be selected first overall.

Each of the ACC’s 14 baseball schools had a least one player chosen in this year’s draft, led by NC State with eight selections. Twelve ACC players were among the first 100 overall picks.

Twenty-seven of the major league’s 30 teams selected at least one ACC player. The Cincinnati Reds and Detroit Tigers led in total ACC selections with five each.

2021 MLB Draft Picks from the ACC

1/1 — Henry Davis, Louisville, So., C, Pittsburgh Pirates

1/15 — Sal Frelick, Boston College, Jr., OF, Milwaukee Brewers

1/24 — Ryan Cusick, Wake Forest, So., P, Atlanta Braves

CB Rd A — Mat Nelson, Florida State, So., C, Cincinnati Reds

2/52 - Cody Morissette, Boston College, Jr., SS, Miami Marlins

2/53 - Andrew Abbott, Virginia, Gr., P, Cincinnati Reds

2/60 - Zack Gelof, Virginia, Jr., 3B, Oakland Athletics

CB Rd B - Adrian Del Castillo, Miami, R-So., C, Arizona Diamondbacks

3/75 - Tyler McDonough, NC State, Jr., 2B, Boston Red Sox

3/86 - Alex Binelas, Louisville, Jr., 3B, Milwaukee Brewers

3/89 - Jose Torres, NC State, So., SS, Cincinnati Reds

3/90 - Austin Love, North Carolina, Jr., P, St. Louis Cardinals

4/122 - Cooper Bowman, Louisville, Jr., 2B, New York Yankees

5/135 - Tanner Kohlhepp, Notre Dame, Jr., P, Detroit Tigers

5/138 - Caleb Roberts, North Carolina, Jr., C, Arizona Diamondbacks

5/140 - Evan Justice, NC State, Jr., P, Colorado Rockies

5/145 - Griff McGarry, Virginia, Sr., P, Philadelphia Phillies

5/147 - Ethan Murray, Duke, Jr., SS, Milwaukee Brewers

5/157 - Luke Waddell, Georgia Tech, Jr., SS, Atlanta Braves

6/165 - Austin Murr, NC State, Jr., OF, Detroit Tigers

6/171 - Jake Smith, Miami, Jr., P, Los Angeles Angels

6/173 - Michael Kirian, Louisville, Jr., P, Washington Nationals

6/180 - Justice Thompson, North Carolina, So., OF, Cincinnati Reds

6/187 - Justyn-Henry Malloy, Georgia Tech, Jr., 3B, Atlanta Braves

6/192 - Emmet Sheehan, Boston College, Jr., P, Los Angeles Dodgers

7/195 - Brant Hurter, Georgia Tech, Sr., P, Detroit Tigers

7/208 - Joey Loperfido, Duke, Jr., OF, Houston Astros

8/230 - Robby Martin, Florida State, Jr., OF, Colorado Rockies

8/232 - Mike Vasil, Virginia, Jr., P, New York Mets

8/234 - James Parker, Clemson, So., SS, Seattle Mariners

8/250 - Lucas Dunn, Louisville, Jr., 2B, San Diego Padres

9/253 - Luke Brown, Louisville, Jr., OF, Pittsburgh Pirates

10/289 - Shane Connolly, Virginia Tech, Jr., P, Kansas City Royals

10/292 - Keyshawn Askew, Clemson, Jr., P, New York Mets

10/299 - Hunter Perdue, Florida State, Jr., P, Miami Marlins

10/304 - Peter Matt, Duke, Sr., OF, Chicago Cubs

11/313 - Jack Carey, Duke, Jr., P, Pittsburgh Pirates

11/316 - Niko Kavadas, Notre Dame, Jr., 1B, Boston Red Sox

11/320 - Nic Kent, Virginia, So., SS, Colorado Rockies

11/324 - William Fleming, Wake Forest, Jr., P, Seattle Mariners

12/345 - Michael Rothenberg, Duke, Jr., C, Detroit Tigers

12/355 - T.J. Rumfield, Virginia Tech, So., 3B, Philadelphia Phillies

12/361 - Chris Gerard, Virginia Tech, Jr., P, St. Louis Cardinals

12/368 - Mitch Myers, Pittsburgh, Sr., P, Oakland Athletics

13/383 - Mack Anglin, Clemson, Fr., P, Washington Nationals

13/393 - Zach Messinger, Virginia, So., P, New York Yankees

13/393 - Davis Sharpe, Clemson, So., P, Cleveland Indians

13/401 - Bobby Seymour, Wake Forest, Jr., 1B, Tampa Bay Rays

14/420 - Carter Raffield, Clemson, So., P, Cincinnati Reds

14/428 - Jonny Butler, NC State, Jr., OF, Oakland Athletics

14/431 - Antonio Menendez, Wake Forest, Jr., P, Tampa Bay Rays

15/438 - Shane Muntz, Wake Forest, Jr., C, Arizona Diamondbacks

15/441 - Glenn Albanese, Louisville, Jr., P, Los Angeles Angels

15/460 - Anthony Vilar, Miami, So., INF, San Diego Padres

16/465 - Jack Anderson, Florida State, So., P, Detroit Tigers

16/469 - Anthony Simonelli, Virginia Tech, Jr., P, Kansas City Royals

16/485 - Terrell Tatum, NC State, Jr., OF, Chicago White Sox

17/499 - Luca Tresh, NC State, Jr., C, Kansas City Royals

17/511 - Elijah Cabell, Florida State, Jr., OF, St. Louis Cardinals

18/527 - Conor Grady, Florida State, Sr., P, Baltimore Orioles

18/545 - Adam Hackenberg, Clemson, Jr., C, Chicago White Sox

19/576 - Reid Johnston, NC State, Jr., P, Cleveland Indians

20/590 - Tyler Ahearn, Florida State, Sr., P, Colorado Rockies

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