Late MLB Draft rounds included large haul of NC selections

In all, nearly 60 players with N.C. ties representing 15 colleges and numerous high schools had their names called during final 40 rounds that were held over three days.

Madeline Gray—North State Journal
NC State's Evan Mendoza was the first of many players with state ties to be selected on the final day of the Major League Baseball draft. He went in the 11th round to the St. Louis Cardinals

John Manuel of Baseball America has rated this year’s class of baseball talent as the best the state has ever produced and the results of this week’s Major League Baseball draft has only affirmed that claim.The Old North State produced a record five first round selections on Monday, including a pair of high school stars going in the first six overall picks. In all, more than 60 players with North Carolina ties representing 17 colleges and numerous high schools had their names called during the 40 rounds that were held over three days.Here is the list of draftees chosen in rounds 11-40 on Wednesday (arranged by school):NC State (7): Evan Mendoza, 3B, Jr., 11th round (334 overall), St. Louis Cardinals; Josh McLain, OF, Jr., 14th round (430), LA Dodgers; Andy Cosgrove, C, Jr., 17th round (496), Minnesota Twins: Tommy DeJuneas, RHP, Jr., 26th round (792) Cleveland Indians; Brock Deatherage, OF, Jr., 29th (868) Pittsburgh Pirates; Cody Beckman, LHP, Sr., 30th round (894), Milwaukee Brewers; Tim Naughton, RPH, Jr., 34th round (1,028), Baltimore Orioles.UNCW (6): Josh Roberson, RPH, Jr., 12th round (359), Miami Marlins; Nick Feight, C, Jr., 19th round (558), San Diego Padres; Casey Golden, OF, Sr., 20th round (596), Colorado Rockies; Brian Mims, IF, Jr., 22nd round (653), Philadelphia Phillies; Robbie Thorburn, OF, Sr., 31st round (938), Baltimore Orioles; Terence Connelly, IF, Sr., 40th round (1,192), Arizona Diamondbacks.Wake Forest (4): Donnie Sellers, RHP, Jr., 11th round (339) Toronto Blue Jays, Jonathan Pryor, OF, Sr., 19th round (583), Washington Nationals; Connor Johnstone, RHP, Sr., 21st round (620), Atlanta Braves; Griffin Roberts, RHP, Soph., 29th round (856) Minnesota Twins.Mount Olive (4): Ricky Surum, SS, Sr., 16th round (482), NY Yankees; Zack Mozingo, RHP, Sr., 23rd round 9679), TB Rays; Austin Hutchison, RHP, Sr., 26th round (783), Seattle Mariners; Kodi Whitley, RHP, Jr., 27th round (814), St. Louis CardinalsDuke (3): Jimmy Herron, OF, Soph., 31st round (932), New York Yankees; James Ziemba, LHP, Sr., 22nd round (655), LA Angels; Justin Bellinger, 1B, Jr., 22nd round (647), Cincinnati Reds.UNC (2): Cody Roberts, C, Soph., 38th round (1,139), Miami Marlins; Zack Gahagan, 3B, Jr., 39th round (1,157) Cincinnati Reds.Appalachian State (2): Matt Brill, RHP, Sr., 12th round (352), Arizona Diamondbacks; Chandler Seagle, C, Jr., 30th round (888), San Diego Padres.UNCG (2): Jack Maynard, RHP, Jr., 21st round (622), Arizona Diamondbacks; Ben Spitznagel, OF, Sr., 27th round (801), Oakland AthleticsCatawba (2): Bryan Blanton, RHP, Jr., 21st round (632), NY Yankees; Zachery Almond, C, Jr., 35th round (1,042), Arizona Diamondbacks.Charlotte (1): Zach Jarrett, OF, Sr., 28th round (848), Baltimore Orioles.Davidson (1): Will Robertson, OF, Sr., 30th round (908), Baltimore OriolesElon (1): Jordan Barrett, LHP, Sr., 18th round (549), Toronto Blue Jays.Lenoir-Rhyne (1): Thomas St. Clair, RHP, Sr., 24th round (724), Toronto Blue JaysNC A&T (1): Cutter Dyals, RPH, Jr., 17th round (500), Atlanta BravesWCU (1): Brett Pope, SS, Jr., 22nd round (658), Pittsburgh PiratesWingate (1): Kory Behenna, LHP, Jr., 26th round (761), Boston Red SoxHigh school (9): Justin Bullock, RHP, S. Granville HS, NC State signee, 16th round (474), Milwaukee Brewers; Greg Jones, SS, Cary HS NC State signee, 17th round (518), Baltimore Orioles; Jacob Brown, OF, NE Guilford, 18th round (548) Baltimore Orioles; Noah Campbell, SS, Cardinal Gibbons, 19th round (564), Milwaukee Brewers; Kier Meredith, OF, Robert B. Glenn HS, 28th round (855), Chicago Cubs; Gavin Williams, RHP, Cape Fear HS, ECU signee, 30th round (889), TB Rays; Patrick Bailey, C, Wesleyan Christian Academy, NC State signee, 37th round (1,096), Minnesota Twins; Spencer Smith, C, Northern HS, ECU signee, 37th round (1,124), Texas Rangers; Wil Hoyle, 2B, Charles E. Jordan HS, Duke signee, 38th round (1,131), Oakland Athletics.Here are the state players taken on the first two days of the draft in rounds 1-10:MacKenzie Gore, LHP, Whiteville HS, Round 1 (3rd overall), San Diego PadresAustin Beck, OF, N. Davidson HS, Round 1 (6), Oakland AthleticsJ.B. Bukauskas, RHP, Jr., UNC, Round 1 (15), Houston AstrosLogan Warmoth, SS, UNC, Jr., Round 1 (22), Toronto Blue JaysBrian Miller, OF, Jr., UNC, Round 1 (36), Miami MarlinsStuart Fairchild, OF, Jr., Wake Forest, Round 2 (38), Cincinnati RedsGavin Sheets, 1B, Jr., Wake Forest, Round 2 (49), Chicago White SoxJoe Dunand, 3B, Jr., NC State, Round 2 (51), Miami MarlinsBrett Netzer, 2B, Jr., Charlotte, Round 3 (101), Boston Red SoxBruce Zimmerman, LHP, Sr., Mt. Olive, Round 5 (140), Atlanta BravesParker Dunshee, LHP, Sr., Wake Forest, Round 7 (201), Oakland AthleticsBen Breazeale, C, Jr., Wake Forest, Round 7 (218), Baltimore OriolesColton Laws, RHP, Jr., Charlotte, Round 7 (219), Toronto Blue JaysBryan Sammons, LHP, Sr., WCU, Round 8 (226), Minnesota TwinsJohn Curtis, LHP, Sr., Lenoir-Rhyne, Round 8 (230), Atlanta BravesEvan Kruczynski, LHP, Sr., ECU, Round 9 (274), St. Louis Cardinals