Major League Baseball will give players freedom of expression during 'Players Weekend'


Muhl's selection also marks the third consecutive year that the Pittsburgh Pirates have taken a player from GW, joining former teammates Kevin Mahala (18th round, 2016) and Shane Kemp (26th round, 2015).

Only certain players can be drafted. A player who is drafted does not have to sign with the Major League Baseball team that selected him.

The six-foot-four, right-handed pitcher was the Cotuit Kettleers Pitcher of the Year in the famed Cape Cod League last summer. Wenson was also drafted previous year, in the 39th round and opted to return to school.

The Cardinals are scheduled to face the Tampa Bay Rays at Busch Stadium on August 25-27. He tossed a pair of complete games, including a shutout, as he allowed 31 runs (28 earned) on 46 hits while striking out 66 batters and walking 34 in 59 innings pitched. But regardless of how this came about, it's at least a great idea for players to show some personality and have a bit of fun during an August weekend. He clinched Georgia's spot in the SEC Tournament this season with a road win over SC.

The fifth Wolverine selected was junior pitcher Bryan Pall, taken by Seattle in the 25th round, No. 753 overall.

Chipola, the No. 1-ranked JUCO team in the nation, won the NJCAA World Series earlier this month in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Fairhope third baseman Kody Gratkowski, Thomasville pitcher Chad Bryant and James Clemens center fielder were the last three state high schoolers taken. Boyd was an NJCAA Div. 1 World Series All-Tournament Team pick.

Hayes, who was previously drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 28th round in 2015, becomes the first player associated with Walters State to be drafted by the Orioles.

Henry was a unanimous First Team All-Ivy selection this year, after hitting.317 with 13 RBI and a team-high 31 runs scored.