FHSAA Produces Nation-Best 10 First Round Selections In 2018 MLB Draft
Gainesville, Fla. (June 5, 2018) – The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) announced Tuesday that 10 former Florida high school student-athletes were selected in the first round of Monday’s 2018 MLB Draft, the most of any state.
This marks the 41st consecutive year that one or more former FHSAA student-athletes have been selected in the first round of the MLB Draft and the 23rd consecutive MLB Draft (1996-Present) where an FHSAA student-athlete was drafted straight out of high school in the first round.
“The amount of high school baseball talent that comes out of the state of Florida was on display last night during the 2018 MLB Draft,” said FHSAA Executive Director George Tomyn. “We couldn’t be prouder of our former student-athletes and the hard work that they have put into their sport. We look forward to watching their professional journeys unfold with their respective teams.”
The following former FHSAA student-athletes were selected in the first round of the 2018 MLB Draft:
Name Draft Pick Team High School Hometown
Jonathan India 5 Cincinnati Reds American Heritage Delray Beach
Carter Stewart 8 Atlanta Braves Eau Gallie Melbourne
Connor Scott 13 Miami Marlins Plant Tampa
Logan Gilbert 14 Seattle Mariners Wekiva Apopka
Brady Singer 18 Kansas City Royals Eustis Eustis
Triston Casas 26 Boston Red Sox American Heritage Plantation
Mason Denaburg 27 Washington Nationals Merritt Island Merritt Island
Shane McClanahan 31 Tampa Bay Rays Cape Coral Cape Coral
Gunnar Hoglund 36 Pittsburgh Pirates Fivay Hudson
Xavier Edwards 38 San Diego Padres North Broward Prep Coconut Creek
About the FHSAA: The Florida High School Athletic Association supervises and regulates interscholastic athletic programs for high school students at member public, private and charter schools. The organization also recognizes and honors academic achievement among student-athletes at almost 800 middle, junior and senior high schools statewide. Headquartered in Gainesville, it is the official governing body for interscholastic athletics in Florida. For more information visit www.fhsaa.org and follow the FHSAA on social media: @fhsaa (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram).