WFMY-News 2 -- During Saturday's 6pm Newscast, News 2's Carol Andrews asked Sports Anchor Brian Formica if anyone ever turned down a draft invitation?
"I love learning new things and definitely learned something new from Brian's answer".
Formica told Andrews and viewers that in baseball more than any other sport it may really be a smart move to decline the invitation and wait to potentially go higher the following year.
In Saturday's finishing of the Top 25 rounds of the MLB Draft, the following local players were drafted:
Zack Littell - Eastern Alamance High School - 327th overall - RHP - Seattle Mariners
Pat Blair - Wake Forest - 368th overall - SS - Tampa Bay Rays
Hobbs Johnson - UNC - 422nd overall - LHP - Milwaukee Brewers
Jaime Schultz - High Point U. - 428th overall- RHP - Tampa Bay Rays
Kelvin Freeman - NC A&T - 498th overall - 1B - Chicago Cubs
Rob Barcello - App. State- 511th overall - LHP - Philadelphia Phillies
Jacob Newberry - High Point U. - 529th overall - RHP - Colorado Rockies
Ryan Kinsella - Elon - 540th overall - 1B - Arizona Diamondbacks
Niko Spezial - Wake Forest - 586th overall - LHP - Washington Nationals
Chaz Frank - UNC - 595th overall - OF - Toronto Blue Jays
Alex Swim - Elon - 650th overall - C - Minnesota Twins
Antonio Alvarez - Elon - 660th overall - SS - Arizona Diamondbacks
John Easley - NCSU - 682nd overall - RHP - Miami Marlins
Sam Agnew-Wieland - App. State - 734th overall - RHP - New York Yankees
Sean Townsley - High Point U. - 742nd overall - LHP - Miami Marlins
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