Wednesday, June 14, 2017

MLB draft results, Wednesday, June 14

The draft has ended. I'll eventually cross-check the draft vs. commitments/signees I have for state schools. Please add any I miss in the comments section.

11th round
333. Seattle Mariners: J.P. Sears, LHP, The Citadel
12th round
346. Minnesota Twins: Bailey Ober, RHP, College of Charleston
353. Philadelphia Phillies: David Parkinson, LHP, Mississippi/Florence-Darlington Tech
14th round
417. Chicago White Sox, Alex Destino, OF, South Carolina
434. Texas Rangers: Alex Eubanks, RHP, Clemson/Byrnes High
15th round
441. Oakland Athletics: Josh Reagan, LHP, South Carolina
17th round
502. Arizona Diamondbacks: Trent Autry, RHP, Florence-Darlington Tech
514. St. Louis Cardinals; Will Latcham, RHP, Coastal Carolina
19th round
556. Minnesota Twins: Jordan Gore, SS, Coastal Carolina
564. Milwaukee Brewers: Noah Campbell, SS, South Carolina recruit
585. Chicago Cubs: Chris Singleton, OF, Charleston Southern
20th round
600. Kansas City Royals: Bryar Johnson, RHP, Carolina Forest HS, Coastal Carolina recruit
21st round
619. Tampa Bay Rays: Paul Campbell, RHP, Clemson
627. Chicago White Sox: John Parke, LHP, South Carolina/Greenville High
22nd round
657. Chicago White Sox: Joseph Benitez, LHP, USC Aiken
672. Cleveland Indians: Clark Scolamiero, OF, North Greenville/Greenville High
25th round
737. Cincinnati Reds, Doug Norman, RHP, LSU/Fort Mill
26th round
770. Atlanta Braves: Charlie Carpenter, C, USC Upstate
789. Toronto Blue Jays: D.J. Neal, OF, USC Sumter
27th round
819: Toronto Blue Jays: Sam Weatherly,. LHP, Clemson recruit
821. Boston Red Sox: Xavier Legrant, 2B, Spartanburg Methodist
824. Texas Rangers: Corey Stone, LHP, Mid-Carolina HS/South Carolina recruit
28th round
831. Oakland Athletics: Pat Krall, LHP, Clemson
855. Chicago Cubs: Kier Meredith, OF, Winston-Salem/Clemson recruit
29th round
871. St. Louis Cardinals: Wood Myers, 2B, Coastal Carolina
30th round
895: Los Angeles Angels: Jeremy Beasley, RHP, Clemson
908. Baltimore Orioles: Will Robertson, OF, Davidson/Greenville
31st round
919. Tampa Bay Rays: Chris Williams, C, Clemson
920. Atlanta Braves: Ryan Miller, RHP, Clemson
32nd round
960. Kansas City Royals: Andrew Beckwith, RHP, Coastal Carolina
969. Toronto Blue Jays: Jacob Condra-Bogan, RHP, Georgia Southern/Wofford/Woodruff HS
33rd round
985: Milwaukee Brewers: Kyle Jacobsen, OF, Acworth, Ga., South Carolina recruit
35th round
1050. Kansas City Royals: Reed Rohlman, OF, Clemson/Byrnes
1062. Cleveland Indians: Spencer Strider, RHP,  Knoxville/Clemson recruit
36th round
1067. Cincinnati Reds: Logan Chapman, RHP,  Easley HS/South Carolina recruit
37th round
1107. Chicago White Sox: Ted Andrews, RHP, Tulane/Furman
38th round
1142. New York Yankees: Brent Burgess, RHP, Spartanburg Methodist
39th round
1181. Boston Red Sox: Ridge Chapman, RHP, Spartanburg Methodist/South Carolina recruit/Wade Hampton HS
40th round
1187. Cincinnati Reds: Ian Jenkins, OF, Lawrenceville, Ga., South Carolina recruit

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

MLB draft results, Tuesday, June 13

Third round
86. Colorado Rockies: Will Gaddis, RHP, Furman
101. Boston Red Sox: Brett Netzer, 2B, UNC Charlotte/Fort Mill HS
Fourth round
106. Minnesota Twins: Charlie Barnes, LHP, Clemson
108. San Diego Padres: Sam Keating, RHP, Clemson recruit
Fifth round
147. Chicago White Sox: Tyler Johnson, RHP, South Carolina
Seventh round
214. St. Louis Cardinals: Chase Pinder, OF, Clemson
Eighth round
215. Los Angeles Angels: Connor Riley, RHP, USC Aiken
243. Seattle Mariners: Billy Cooke, OF, Coastal Carolina
Ninth round
258. San Diego Padres: Alex Cunningham, RHP, Coastal Carolina/Byrnes HS

Monday, June 12, 2017

MLB draft results, Monday, June 12

First round
16. New York Yankees: Clarke Schmidt, RHP, South Carolina
Second round
39. San Diego Padres: Luis Campusano, C, Augusta, Ga., South Carolina recruit
65. Washington Nationals: Wil Crowe, RHP, South Carolina

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Alum Skole takes The Citadel coaching position

The Citadel has fired alumnus and school athletic hall of famer Tony Skole to replace the retired Fred Jordan as head baseball coach.

Skole comes to Charleston from East Tennessee State. After Jordan's retirement last month Skole briefly became the Southern Conference's active leader in baseball victories as a head coach.

Skole played on The Citadel's 1990 College World Series team.


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Holbrook resigns as South Carolina's coach

Chad Holbrook averaged 40 wins in his five seasons at South Carolina, but twice
failed to reach the NCAA Tournament (Palmetto State Baseball photo)

Chad Holbrook has resigned after five seasons as head baseball coach at South Carolina, the school announced Tuesday night.

Holbrook won 200 games and went to two Super Regionals as head coach, but missed the NCAA Tournament of his final three seasons. The Gamecocks were 35-25 this season, including a 3-2 effort in the SEC Tournament that may have helped them move into the tournament picture as a bubble team.

There was growing discontent with the program's direction among a segment of the fan base.

“I want to thank our fans, players, coaching staff and everyone that touched Carolina baseball,” Holbrook said in the USC news release. “This will always be a special place for me and my family. Wearing that jersey, being a part of two national championships (as an assistant coach), and meeting so many great people are things I will always treasure. I will always be a Gamecock!"

According to the release USC athletic director Ray Tanner said “We thank coach Holbrook for his dedication and commitment to the program and wish him the best in his future endeavors."

Holbrook was an assistant coach under Tanner and was named to succeed him as baseball coach after Tanner was named director of athletics.

The release did not mention to status of Holbrook's assistants. Tanner is scheduled to have a press conference Wednesday afternoon in Columbia.