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FHSAA Produces Nation-Best 10 First Round Selections In 2018 MLB Draft


MLB Draft 2018Gainesville, 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.fhsaa shield

“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).

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