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MLB DRAFT PREVIEW: A Look At NC State's Players And Signees

June 3, 2019
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With the NC State baseball season in the books, the offseason begins quickly. The MLB Draft begins Monday night and continues through Wednesday and it is going to be a big week for current and potential future Wolfpack players. Here’s a look at who to keep an eye on.
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MLB DRAFT PREVIEW: A Look At NC State's Players And Signees

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King Leary
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Next years team could rely on draft decisions more than normal. Hoping we have some good luck.
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Fingers crossed...
EthanBarry
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Mensik and Justice are both draft-eligible, which I didn't mention. I could see each getting drafted but would be surprised if either sign
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cof17wolf said:

Next years team could rely on draft decisions more than normal. Hoping we have some good luck.
Yeah I agree. Could be looking at a complete rebuild of the staff or a ton of returning experience. That doesn't include Walston or Villaman
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https://www.prepbaseballreport.com/news/PBR/2019-Mock-Draft-2.0-3201654897

"Los Angeles is rumored to be making a run at LHP Blake Walston"

This tells me that if the Dodgers draft him today, he's already agreed to a deal with them. If he doesn't get drafted today, it's a good sign but State won't feel good until after Tuesday

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Is Mensik 21?
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Yes
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Didn't realize that, thanks
CLTWolf
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Will Wilson goes to the Angels at 15.

Nice.
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CLTWolf said:

Will Wilson goes to the Angels at 15.

Nice.


Go get paid young man!
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Walston gone. D'Backs.
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He's gonna get paid big money.
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Well I would say it's extremely unlikely he comes but I doubt he has a deal already worked out
CLTWolf
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Slot there is a little over 2.6 mil. You know the Dbacks have the money this year so do you ask for 3.5-4 mil and make them pay? Whew doggy.
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CLTWolf said:

He's gonna get paid big money.
Yep, the D'Backs have the most bonus cash this draft. Sadly, no way he comes to the Pack.
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CLTWolf said:

Slot there is a little over 2.6 mil. You know the Dbacks have the money this year so do you ask for 3.5-4 mil and make them pay? Whew doggy.


Yeah..... hope they draft a ton of high schoolers I guess, they already got one. Walston is overslot for sure
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GONE
wilmwolf80
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That's the tough part of trying to recruit great pitchers. Certain he'll sign, but I'll hold out a glimmer of hope till it actually happens.
CLTWolf
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Another NC kid to the Dbacks, Brennan Malone (from Indian Trail or Matthews, I think)

He's not gonna be cheap either.

Oh. Another Dback pick coming up.
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One time State commit out of Alabama Davis Daniel was just selected in the 7th round. He ended up at Auburn once Holliday left.
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Unc has another recruit picked, this time in the 8th round. P DJ Herz out of Terry Sanford HS was picked by the Cubs.
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Ex Wolfpack pitcher Evan Braband goes in the 9th round to the Brewers. He finished up at Liberty. Good for him.
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OK, day 2 in the books. For anyone in the know, where do we stand with our incoming Frosh or any incoming Jucos if they get drafted tomorrow? Bullock, Laws, and Zebron were drafted in the teens and went to MLB.

Are any definitely leaving for MLB no matter what round selected? Do any have a cutoff round for coming to State? Are any definitely coming to State no matter what round selected?
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A good first two days. Will and Evan went higher than expected, nobody else got picked. State's odds improve dramatically with current players and recruits between round 10 and 11. Once you get through the top 20 rounds you feel really good about recruits.

As for Walston, the Diamondbacks picked 5 high schoolers and only two college seniors in the first ten rounds. I don't think they will be able to sign all five high schoolers but we'll see
JCooke93
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EthanBarry said:

A good first two days. Will and Evan went higher than expected, nobody else got picked. State's odds improve dramatically with current players and recruits between round 10 and 11. Once you get through the top 20 rounds you feel really good about recruits.

As for Walston, the Diamondbacks picked 5 high schoolers and only two college seniors in the first ten rounds. I don't think they will be able to sign all five high schoolers but we'll see
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So I've been trying to follow along, and so far only guys picked that NCSU are Wilson, Edwards, and the HS pitcher in the first round right?
JCooke93
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tau06 said:

So I've been trying to follow along, and so far only guys picked that NCSU are Wilson, Edwards, and the HS pitcher in the first round right?
Right
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Is Walston weekend starter good?
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metcalfmafia said:

Is Walston weekend starter good?
Oh yeah. Probably not opening weekend but by April I would guess.

It's tough to compare anybody to Carlos Rodon (he was one of the best college pitchers in this generation) but Walston is a bigger prospect than Rodon was at this point
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EthanBarry said:

metcalfmafia said:

Is Walston weekend starter good?
Oh yeah. Probably not opening weekend but by April I would guess.

It's tough to compare anybody to Carlos Rodon (he was one of the best college pitchers in this generation) but Walston is a bigger prospect than Rodon was at this point

I believe if Rodon hadn't been dinged up and hurt his SR you would've seen the same type of meteoric rise out of him as well. I'm not sure Walston throws as hard as Rodon but the kid is now and can be later every bit as good.

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metcalfmafia said:

Is Walston weekend starter good?
YES
wilmwolf80
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I think Walston has some development to do on his secondary stuff, but he's a freshman starter for sure.
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JUCO commit Andy Sammuelson goes in the 12th round.
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rwwalsh said:

JUCO commit Andy Sammuelson goes in the 12th round.
Yep, just saw that. Any info on his intentions?
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