20 high school and college baseball players from the state of South Carolina were selected on the third and final day of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. 1,216 players were picked over 40 rounds, a total of 32 from the Palmetto State.
Relief pitcher Zach Loraine from Coker College in Hartsville was taken by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 21st round.
Coastal Carolina catcher Will Remillard was scooped up by the Chicago Cubs in the 19th round. CCU Outfielder Jacob May was taken earlier in round three by the Chicago White Sox.
The South Carolina Gamecocks had a total of four players selected. On day two, relief pitcher Tyler Webb went to the New York Yankees in round 10. On day three, three Gamecocks came off the board. Infielder L.B. Dantzler went to the Toronto Blue Jays in the 14th round. Pitcher Adam Westmoreland was taken by the Miami Marlins in the 26th round. Junior First Baseman Brison Celek was snapped up by the Toronto Blue Jays in round 31.
Clemson pitcher Scott Firth was picked by the Colorado Rockies in the 15th round.
The highest draft pick from the state of South Carolina this year is catcher Nick Ciuffo from Lexington High to the Tampa Bay Rays.
The highest local pick from the Pee Dee or Grand Strand areas is pitcher Akeem Bostick from West Florence High. Bostick was taken by the Texas Rangers in the second round.