Alabama talent snapped up on Day 3 of MLB Draft
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. —
Day 3 of the MLB Draft saw another crop of local talent snapped up by Major League teams.
In the 13th round, the Los Angeles Angels drafted Samford outfielder Kevin Williams Jr. Another Samford player went off the board in round 24 when the Minnesota Twins picked outfielder TJ Dixon. Samford has had 21 players drafted in the past seven years.
Auburn’s Daniel Robert, an outfielder/pitcher, was drafted in the 21st round by the Texas Rangers. In Round 36, Robert’s teammate Gabe Klobosits, a righthanded pitcher, was chosen by the Washington Nationals.
Alabama had two players selected today. Relief pitcher Garrett Suchey was taken in round 26 by the Kansas City Royals. One round later, the Minnesota Twins picked outfielder Chandler Taylor in round 27.
JSU lefthanded pitcher Justin Hoyt was chosen in round 22 by the Los Angeles Dodgers, who also selected Birmingham-Southern outfielder Preston White in round 38.
UAB, who Tuesday had its highest draft pick ever when outfielder Brewer Hicklen was taken in round 7 by the Royals, had another player drafted Wednesday in round 18 when righthanded pitcher Garrett Whitlock was chosen by the New York Yankees.