BRADENTON, Fla.- State College of Florida Baseball was well represented in the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft. Current, former and incoming players all made list of MLB's top baseball prospects.
Jarred Smith was the first current player to be picked off the
board. Smith was a first baseman and relief pitcher for the
Manatees this season. Smith's pitching stats were 2 wins, 1 loss, 1
save, 1.71 ERA with 23 strikeouts in 21 innings pitched allowing
only 11 hits. He is in the decision phase whether to return to SCF
or head to the Texas Rangers. Connor Oliver was the second Manatee
chosen on Saturday. Oliver went to the Atlanta Braves in the 23rd
round of the MLB draft. He agreed to their offer and signed. In the
2013 season, Oliver had a .271 batting average with 8 doubles, 5
triples, 2 home runs, 32 RBIs and 12 stolen bases.
Incoming players Luis Guillorme and Dustin Hagy were also picked. Guillorme went in the 10th round to the New York Mets and Hagy's ticket came in the 31st round to the Baltimore Orioles.
Former Suncoast Player of the Year and current South Carolina Gamecock, LB Dantzler, was drafted in the 14th round by the Toronto Blue Jays.