Recapping Day One Of The MLB Draft

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Photo By Chloe Owenby/Tennessee Athletics

No current Tennessee baseball players were drafted in the first round of the MLB Draft Sunday night, but shortstop signee Brady House was drafted No. 11 by the Washington Nationals.

House, the nation’s top prep prospect, wasn’t expected to make it to Knoxville and he won’t, telling The Athletic’s Maria Torres that he plans to sign with Washington.

Rounds two through 10 of the MLB Draft will begin Monday at 1 p.m. ET. It’s set to be a busy day for Tennessee baseball as a plethora of current Vols are likely to get drafted, as are a number of Tennessee signees.

Max Ferguson could be the first current Vol off the board due to his elite fielding and added power. The Florida native hit .253 with 12 home runs and 46 RBIs.

Beech High School standout Chase Burns is likely to be the first Vol signee to be drafted today. While the hard throwing right hander was included in our “likely bound for professional baseball” the further Burns falls the more likely he is to make it to Knoxville in the fall.

You can watch all the action of day two of the MLB Draft on MLB.com.

Ryan Schumpert is a senior at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since the moment he stepped on campus. He just completed a three-year stint with the Daily Beacon, the last two of which as the Sports Editor. Ryan also spent last three years at Volquest providing strong Tennessee baseball coverage of Tony Vitello's resurgent program. While the bulk of Ryan's responsibilities involved beat coverage and writing, he also recorded podcasts for both the Beacon and Volquest. Did we leave out the part about Ryan interning for the Smokies? Ryan's work ethic, versatility, and strong writing skills are but three of the reasons why Vol Nation will be hearing from Ryan for years to come.