MLB Draft: 2009


– MLB Draft: Day 1 –

owings.christopher.jpg{seyretpic id=12 align=right}Owings to Diamondbacks in 1st: Gilbert High School SS Christopher Owings (left) was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks with the 41st pick overall in the 2009 MLB Draft on Tuesday. Owings has signed with South Carolina.

– MLB Draft Notables –

SC Collegians Represented… College players selected from out-of-state: Ben Paulsen (Clemson, Rockies-3rd), Chris Dwyer (Clemson, Royals-4th), Justin Dalles (USC, Orioles-5th), Nick McCulley (Coastal Carolina, Cardinals-9th), Sam Dyson (USC, Athletics-10th), Casio Grider (Newberry, Dodgers-14th), Graham Stoneburner (Clemson, Yankees-14th), Tyler Bortnick (Coastal Carolina, Rays-16th), Kevin Nolan (Winthrop, Blue Jays-20th), Matt Mansilla (C of C, Tigers-22nd), Joey Bergman (C of C, Marlins-22nd), Michael Gilmartin (Wofford, Athletics-27th), Brandon Sizemore (C of C, Brewers-30th), Nick Ebert (USC, Yankees-31st), Oliver Santos (USC Salkehatchie, Reds-35th), Wes Wrenn (Citadel, Mets-35th), Mike Freeman (Clemson, DBacks-36th), Jesse Simpson (C of C, Cardinals-40th), Matt Sanders (Clemson, Rockies-41st), Parker Bangs (USC, Pirates-46th), Addison Johnson (Clemson, Athletics-48th), Josh Edgin (Francis Marion, Braves-50th)…

– MLB Draft: Day 2 –

hallbrooks-head08.jpghyattbj-headdraft.jpgHall, Hyatt selected in 4th Round: TL Hanna High School RHP Brooks Hall (left) was chosen in the 4th Round (#136) of the MLB Draft on Wednesday by the Milwaukee Brewers. {seyretpic id=10 align=left}USC Sumter RHP BJ Hyatt (right) was selected in the same round (#131) by the Houston Astros. Hyatt prepped at Wade Hampton HS. Hall has signed with South Carolina and Hyatt to Kennesaw State.

younginerm-head09.jpgYounginer to Red Sox in 7th: Mauldin High School RHP Madison Younginer (right) {seyretpic id=22 align=left}was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 7th Round (#228th). Younginer has signed with Clemson.

WitherspoonT-headDP.JPGWitherspoon to Angels in 12th: Spartanburg Methodist College OF Travis Witherspoon (left) was selected by the Los Angeles Angels in the 12th Round (#381). Witherspoon prepped at Sumter High and has signed with Georgia Southern University (GA).

del_pino.stefan.jpgdel Pino to Reds in 27th: Dorman High School LHP Stefan del Pino (left) was selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the 27th Round (#809). del Pino has signed with Coastal Carolina.

BerryhillT-balance.JPGPalmetto Preps Taken: Four-year college players that hail from our state selected in the Draft… Thomas Berryhill-right (Newberry/Aynor, Braves-5th Rd), John Murrian (Winthrop/Stratford, Tigers-9th), Richard Jones (Citadel/Wilson Hall, Cubs-9th), Ryan Hinson (Clemson/Northwestern, Padres-10th), DeAngelo Mack (USC/Airport, Yankees-13th), Chris McGuiness (Citadel/James Island, Red Sox-13th), Keith Campbell (Everett CC/Eastside, Rangers-15th), Matt Crim (Citadel/Stratford, Braves-21st), Trey Delk (Clemson/SMC/Lugoff-Elgin, White Sox-29th), Brian Fogle (Erskine/Lexington, Rangers-30th)…

– MLB Draft: Day 3 –

trapp.justin.jpgfuesserz-sign09.jpgTrapp, Fuesser selected in 34th Round: Fairfield-Central High School INF Justin Trapp (right) was chosen in the 34th Round (#1022) of the MLB Draft on Thursday by the Kansas City Royals. Walters State (TN) LHP Zac Fuesser (left) was selected in the same round (#1015) by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Fuesser prepped at York HS. Trapp has signed with Coastal Carolina and Fuesser just completed his freshman year at the junior college.

{seyretpic id=20 align=left}faulk.tripp.jpgFaulk to Braves in 38th: North Myrtle Beach OF Tripp Faulk (right) was selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 38th Round (#1137). Faulk has signed with Wingate University (NC).

Christman to Rangers in 44th: USC Sumter RHP Tyler Christman was selected by the Texas Rangers in the 44th Round (#1324). Christman prepped at Sumter HS and was a freshman for the Fire Ants this spring.

{seyretpic id=19 align=right}holmesc-head08.jpgHolmes to Braves in 47th: Conway High School RHP Colby Holmes (left) was selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 47th Round (#1408). Holmes has signed with South Carolina.

{seyretpic id=17 align=left}powell.christian.jpgPowell to Indians in 47th: Greenwood High School RHP Christian Powell (right) was selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 47th Round (#1415). Powell has signed with the College of Charleston.

burnside.travis.jpgBurnside to Dodgers in 48th: Laurens High School OF Travis Burnside (left) was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the the 48th Round (#1447). Burnside has signed with Spartanburg Methodist College.

Godley to Mets in 50th: Bamberg-Ehrhardt High RHP Zack Godley was selected by the New York Mets in the 50th Round (#1514 overall). Godley has signed with Spartanburg Methodist College.

Palmetto Preps Taken: Four-year college players that hail from our state selected in the Draft… Alex Farrotto (USC/Riverside, White Sox-34th), Blair Carson (Anderson/Westside, Reds-42nd), Matt Branham (USC Upstate/Spring Valley, Astros-47th), Clinton McKinney (Clemson/Greenville, Rockies-48th)…