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75 SEC players taken in 2017 MLB Draft

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A total of 11 SEC student-athletes were selected on the first day of the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft on Monday. Eight were selected in the first round, including four in the top-20. 

**Junior Kyle Wright was selected fifth overall by the Atlanta Braves in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft on Monday night to become the 17th first round selection out of Vanderbilt. He is the 12th Commodore pitcher taken in the first round and 13th first round pick in the Tim Corbin era.

**South Carolina junior right-hander Clarke Schmidt was selected 16h overall in the first round of the 2017 MLB Draft by the New York Yankees. It is the fifth highest a Gamecock has ever been selected in the MLB Draft.

**Evan White, one of the most accomplished players in Kentucky baseball history, became the fifth Wildcat to be selected in the first round of the Major League Baseball Draft when the Seattle Mariners picked him 17th overall.

**The Detroit Tigers selected junior right-hander Alex Faedo with the 18th pick of the first round of the 2017 MLB Draft on Monday night. There have been 19 Gators selected in school history in the first round of the MLB Draft.

**Junior Jeren Kendall was selected 23rd overall by the Los Angeles in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft on Monday night to become the 18th first round selection out of Vanderbilt. Kendall is the highest drafted outfielder in Vanderbilt history becoming the first Commodore outfielder taken in the first round.

**Mizzou Baseball junior RHP Tanner Houck became the program's seventh first round draft pick as he was selected 24th overall by the Boston Red Sox in the first round. Houck is the highest-drafted Mizzou player since Kyle Gibson went 22nd overall in 2009.

**The selection of Lange marks the seventh time in nine seasons an LSU player has been chosen in the first round of the MLB Draft.

**Rooker's selection gives MSU back-to-back first round picks since 2012 and 2013 when Chris Stratton and Hunter Renfroe were selected. He also became the program's 186th overall draftee and the school's 14th first-round pick.

Round 1
Pick (Overall) Athlete School Team
5 Kyle Wright Vanderbilt Atlanta Braves
16 Clarke Schmidt South Carolina New York Yankees
17 Evan White Kentucky Seattle Mariners
18 Alex Faedo Florida Detroit Tigers
23 Jeren Kendall Vanderbilt LA Dodgers
24 Tanner Houck Missouri Boston Red Sox
30 Alex Lange LSU Chicago Cubs
Competitive Balance Round A
35 Brent Rooker Mississippi State Minnesota Twins
Round 2
Pick (Overall) Athlete School Team
43 Greg Deichmann LSU Oakland Athletics
56 Corbin Martin Texas A&M Houston Astros
65 Wil Crowe South Carolina Washington Nationals
Round 3
Pick (Overall) Athlete School Team
89 Riley Mahan Kentucky Miami Marlins
92 Trevor Stephan Arkansas New York Yankees
105 Keegan Thompson Auburn Chicago Cubs
Round 4
Pick (Overall) Athlete School Team
111 Will Toffey Vanderbilt Oakland Athletics
118 Jason Delay Vanderbilt Pittsburgh Pirates
124 Kramer Robertson LSU St. Louis Cardinals
133 Cole Freeman LSU Washington Nationals
Round 5
Pick (Overall) Athlete School Team
147 Tyler Johnson South Carolina Chicago White Sox
163 Brigham Hill Texas A&M Washington Nationals
Round 6
Pick (Overall) Athlete School Team
170 Jordan Rodgers Tennessee Atlanta Braves
171 Logan Salow Kentucky Oakland Athletics
173 Dalton Guthrie Florida Philadelphia Phillies
175 Jonah Todd Auburn Los Angeles Angels
176 Chad Spanberger Arkansas Colorado Rockies
192 Michael Rivera Florida Cleveland Indians
Round 7
Pick (Overall) Athlete School Team
197 Mark Kolozsvary Florida Cincinnati Reds
220 Zachery Pop Kentucky Los Angeles Dodgers
Round 9
Pick (Overall) Athlete School Team
259 Andrew Gist Georgia Tampa Bay Rays
261 Jared Poche LSU Oakland Athletics
271 Michael Papierski LSU Houston Astros
277 Cannon Chadwick Arkansas New York Mets
279 Zach Logue Kentucky Toronto Blue Jays
Round 10
Pick (Overall) Athlete School Team
288 Dominic Taccolini Arkansas San Diego Padres
301 Kyle Serrano Tennessee Houston Astros
310 Zach Reks Kentucky Los Angeles Dodgers
Round 11
Pick (Overall) Athlete School Team
319 Justin Lewis Kentucky Tampa Bay Rays
321 Ryan Gridley Mississippi State Oakland Athletics
Round 12
Pick (Overall) Athlete School Team
353 David Parkinson Ole Miss Philadelphia Phillies
360 Collin Snider Vanderbilt Kansas City Royals
Round 13
Pick (Overall) Athlete School Team
387 Tate Blackman Ole Miss Chicago White Sox
390 Cason Sherrod Texas A&M Kansas City Royals
398 Reed Hayes Vanderbilt Baltimore Orioles
Round 14
Pick (Overall) Athlete School Team
413 Zach Warren Tennessee Philadelphia Phillies
417 Alex Destino South Carolina Chicago White Sox
Round 15
Pick (Overall) Athlete School Team
441 Josh Reagan South Carolina Oakland Athletics
463 Bryce Montes de Oca Missouri Chicago White Sox
Round 17
Pick (Overall) Athlete School Team
511 Matt Ruppenthal Vanderbilt Houston Astros
Round 18
Pick (Overall) Athlete School Team
537 Hunter Kiel LSU Chicago White Sox
553 Nick Choruby Texas A&M Washington Nationals
Round 20
Pick (Overall) Athlete School Team
601 Hunter Martin Tennessee Houston Astros
Round 21
Pick (Overall) Athlete School Team
627 John Parke South Carolina Chicago White Sox
628 Robbie Glendinning Missouri Pittsburgh Pirates
639 Turner Larkins Texas A&M Toronto Blue Jays
644 Daniel Robert Auburn Texas Rangers
Round 22
Pick (Overall) Athlete School Team
665 Colby Bortles Ole Miss Detroit Tigers
Round 23
Pick (Overall) Athlete School Team
691 Brett Bond Missouri Houston Astros
700 Connor Heady Kentucky Los Angeles Dodgers
Round 25
Pick (Overall) Athlete School Team
737 Doug Norman LSU Cincinnati Reds
742 Cole Bartlett Missouri Arizona Diamondbacks
Round 26
Pick (Overall) Athlete School Team
780 Garrett Suchey Alabama Kansas City Royals
Round 27
Pick (Overall) Athlete School Team
796 Chandler Taylor Alabama Minnesota Twins
808 David Lee Florida Pittsburgh Pirates
Round 29
Pick (Overall) Athlete School Team
876 Frank Rubio Florida San Francisco Giants
880 Deacon Liput Florida Los Angeles Dodgers
884 Blaine Knight Arkansas Texas Rangers
Round 30
Pick (Overall) Athlete School Team
896 Jeff Moberg Tennessee Colorado Rockies
902 Jake Mangum Mississippi State New York Yankees
Round 32
Pick (Overall) Athlete School Team
967 Kaylor Chafin Texas A&M New York Mets
Round 34
Pick (Overall) Athlete School Team
1025 Ronell Coleman Vanderbilt Detroit Tigers
Round 35
Pick (Overall) Athlete School Team
1045 Brady Feigl Ole Miss Los Angeles Angels
Round 36
Pick (Overall) Athlete School Team
1079 Josh Alberius Arkansas Miami Marlins
1093 Gabe Klobosits Auburn Washington Nationals
Round 37
Pick (Overall) Athlete School Team
1108 Kyle Watson Ole Miss Pittsburgh Pirates
Round 38
Pick (Overall) Athlete School Team
1129 JJ Schwarz Florida Tampa Bay Rays