Record 65 ACC players selected in Major League Draft

Virginia, FSU led with eight each, all 14 teams had at least one pick

Baseball - Jay Baum

Baseball - Jay Baum

Sixty-five student-athletes from Atlantic Coast Conference schools were taken during the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, which concluded on Saturday.

The total sets a new league record and marks the eighth time in the last nine years that at least 50 league players have been selected. All 14 ACC programs had at least one player drafted.

Earlier in the draft, the ACC had six players chosen in the first round and the first competitive balance round, three times more than any other conference and tying the previous record set in 1994. It extended a streak with at least one first round pick from the ACC to 23 straight years.

Florida State and Virginia led all ACC schools and tied for second nationally with eight picks apiece. Miami and NC State had seven players selected, while Clemson and Georgia Tech had six taken.

Of the 30 MLB teams, 27 drafted at least one player from the ACC.

ACC in the 2014 MLB Draft

First Round

Carlos Rodon, LHP, Jr., N.C. State (3rd overall, White Sox)

Trea Turner, SS, Jr., N.C. State (13th, Padres)

Nick Howard, RHP, Jr., Virginia (19th, Reds)

Luke Weaver, RHP, Jr., Florida State (27th, Cardinals)

*Derek Fisher, OF, Jr., Virginia (37th, Marlins)

*Mike Papi, OF, Jr.,Virginia (38th, Indians)

*–Competitive Balance Round A

Second round

Jake Stinnett, RHP, Sr., Maryland (45th, Cubs)

Andrew Suarez, LHP, Jr., Miami (57th, Nationals)

Daniel Gossett, RHP, Jr., Clemson (65th, A’s)

Third round

Mark Zagunis, C, Jr., Virginia Tech (78th, Cubs)

Fourth round

Brett Austin, C, Jr., N.C. State (108th, White Sox)

Sam Clay, LHP, Soph., Georgia Tech (110th, Twins)

Pat Connaughton, RHP, Sr., Notre Dame (121st, Orioles)

Fifth round

Drew Van Orden, RHP, Sr., Duke (154th, Nationals)

Michael Russell, SS, Jr., UNC (157th, Rays)

Chris Diaz, LHP, Sr., Miami (163rd, Braves)

Sixth round

Brandon Liebrandt, LHP, Jr., Florida State (172nd, Phillies)

Brandon Downes, CF, Jr., Virginia (213th, Royals)

D.K. Carey, CF, Sr., Miami (214th, Nationals)

Eighth round

Steve Wilkerson, 2b, Sr., Clemson (241st, Orioles)

Artie Lewicki, RHP, Sr., Virginia (250th, Tigers)

Ninth round

Brian Radziewski, LHP, Sr., Miami (256th, Astros)

Peter Miller, RHP, Sr., Florida State (261st, Mariners)

Justin Gonzalez, SS, Sr., Florida State (270th, Diamondbacks)

Matt Campbell, RHP, Sr., Clemson (279th, Dodgers)

Tenth round

Javi Salas, RHP, Sr., Miami (296th, Brewers)

14th round

Josh Heddinger, RHP, Jr., Georgia Tech (430th, Tigers)

15th round

Josh Brewster, LHP, Sr., Maryland (438th, White Sox)

Logan Jernigan, RHP, Jr., N.C. State (447th, Padres)

Benton Moss, RHP, Jr., UNC (448th, Giants)

Andrew Chin, LHP, Jr., Boston College (452nd, Yankees)

16th round

Garrett Boulware, C,Jr., Clemson (485th, Reds)

Jose Brizuela, 3b, Jr., Florida State (492nd, A’s)

18th round

Dusty Isaacs, RHP, Sr., Georgia Tech (534th, Blue Jays)

Curtis Curtis, RHP, Jr., Pittsburgh (536th, Brewers)

Matthew Grimes, RHP, Sr., Georgia Tech (541th, Orioles)

Jordan Betts, 3b, Sr., Duke (554, Red Sox)

19th round

Brad Markey, RHP, Sr., Virginia Tech (559th, Twins)

Joe Harvey, RHP, Sr. Pittsburgh (572nd, Yankees)

21st round

Charles White, OF, Jr., Maryland (619th, Cubs)

Jay Baum, SS, Jr., Clemson (621st, Mariners)

Donnie Hissa, RHP, Sr., Notre Dame (626th, Notre Dame)

Matt Crownover, LHP, Soph., Clemson (628th,Giants)

Tyler Palmer, OF, Sr., Miami (629th, Angels)

John McLeod, LHP, Sr.,Wake Forest (631st, Orioles)

Whit Mayberry, RHP, Sr., Virginia (640th, Tigers)

23rd round

Pat Peterson, LHP, Jr., N.C. State (681st, Mariners)

24th round

Daniel Spignola, CF, Jr., Georgia Tech (709th, Cubs)

25th round

Gage Smith, RHP, Sr., Florida State (760th, Tigers)

26th round

Mott Hyde, 2b, Sr., Georgia Tech (766th, Astros)

Blake Schmit, SS, Sr., Maryland (770th, Twins)

Jack Fischer, RHP, Sr. Wake Forest (790th, Tigers)

Rob Huber, RHP, Sr. Duke (792nd, A’s)

27th round

Matt Martin, C, Jr., Wake Forest (806th, Marlins)

Connor Kaden, RHP, Jr., Wake Forest (808th, Giants)

Conor Keniry, SS, Sr., Wake Forest (814th, Nationals)

28th round

Landon Lassiter, 3b, Soph., UNC (833rd, Rockies)

31st round

Andrew Woeck, RHP, Sr, N.C. State (937th, Rays)

Luis Paula, RHP, Jr., UNC (941th, Pirates)

34th round

Nate Irving, C, Jr., Virginia (1020th, Diamondbacks)

Matt Wotherspoon, RHP, Sr., Pittsburgh (1022nd, Yankees)

John Nogowski, 1b, Jr., Florida State (1032nd, A’s)

36th round

Eric Peterson, RHP, Jr., N.C. State (1086th, Astros)

Bryant Holtmann, LHP, Jr., Florida State (1121st, Pirates)

40th round

Alexander Hernandez, 2b, Sr., Miami (1186, Astros)

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