WNYers selected in MLB Draft
- Author: Julie Sanders Jun 15, 2017,
Jun 15, 2017, 8:14
Murphy, a former Essex County Player of the Year, is a 5-foot-11, 195-pounder. He was named a 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game First Team Senior Preseason All-American and to the Southeast - All Region First Team.
Lefthander D.L. Hall, who was the 21st overall selection out of Valdosta (Ga.) High, throws a fastball that sits at 92-95 miles per hour, with the ability to touch 96, plus a curveball and changeup.
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Hamburg native Christian Lindsay-Young (NCCC pitcher) was drafted in the 21st Round (617 overall) by the Cincinnati Reds. He struck out 85 and walked 27 in 93.2 innings.
T.R. Miller catcher Hunter Brittain was taken by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (15, 445), UMS-Wright center fielder Tanner Allen by the Chicago Cubs (36, 1,095), while pitcher Tanner Burns, an Auburn signee and the state's reigning Mr. Baseball from Decatur, was taken by the New York Yankees (37, 1,112 pick).
For the second time in as many seasons - and the fifth time in the past six years - the Baltimore Orioles took a pitcher with their first-round pick in the MLB First-Year Player Draft.
Suchey and Taylor were the lone Tide players selected over the three days, while Troy University did not have any player selected during the three days of the draft.
The 515th pick in the draft, Lescher led the Quakers as a junior this past season with four saves across 16 appearances in relief. Opponents have hit just.215 against Pall in his MI career.