Clemens' son among familiar names on Day 2 of MLB draft
- Author: Julie Sanders Jun 14, 2017,
Jun 14, 2017, 8:27
The Toronto Blue Jays selected the UNC shortstop with the 23rd overall pick in the draft, giving the Tar Heels two first rounders this season.
Commissioner Rob Manfred announces the Minnesota Twins selection of Royce Lewis, a shortstop and outfielder from JSerra Catholic High School in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., with the No. 1 pick in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft, Monday, June 12, 2017, in Secaucus, N.J.
Warmoth hit.336 with a.404 on-base percentage and 10 home runs in his junior season with the Tar Heels.
In what may ultimately prove to be less positive news of the future of head coach David Pierce's second season in Austin, slugging junior second baseman Bret Boswell was also selected in the eight round, as the Colorado Rockies took Boswell off the board with the 236th pick.
The Toronto Blue Jays are hoping for some more magic out of the Clemens family.
Adam Hall, a shortstop from London, Ont., went to the Baltimore Orioles with the 60th pick.
Florida shortstop Dalton Guthrie, son of former major league reliever Mark Guthrie, was picked by Philadelphia in the sixth round. As a position player, where he will likely develop as a catcher by the Jays, Danner has excellent mobility and athleticism and can hit with power.
The Blue Jays were one of only three teams picking twice in the first round Monday.
Danner is an 18-year-old from Huntington Beach, Calif., who also pitched with his high school team.
Pearson went 5-2 with a 1.56 earned-run average through 13 starts for the Patriots, striking out 118 over 81 innings to earn the Rawlings JUCO Pitcher of the Year honours from Perfect Game.
Warmoth was a switch-hitter in high school but hits exclusively from the right side now.
Pearson, who's committed to Louisiana State University for the upcoming school year, has reached triple-digit velocity with his fastball. The 6-foot-4, 224-pound Canadian pairs that with an average curve ball and a change-up.
"He's got really good instincts, his hands work really well over there and he's a smart baseball player", Sanders said.