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NC State's Rodon, ECU's Hoffman go top-10 in MLB draft

Posted June 5
Updated June 6

The Chicago White Sox selected North Carolina State left-handed pitcher Carlos Rodon with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft Thursday.

The Houston Astros took Cathedral Catholic High School pitcher Brady Aiken, out of San Diego, with the number one pick. Miami selected Tyler Kolek, a righty out of Shephed High School in Texas, with the second overall pick.

Despite a rocky junior season for the Wolfpack, Rodon features a mid-90s fastball and a slider that is considered by many scouts as the best in the class.

Rodon earned many accolades during his three seasons at NC State – 2012 National Freshman Pitcher of the Year, Golden Spikes Award finalist, 2013 USA Baseball Player of the Year and a three-time All-America selection.

In 2011 the Milwaukee Brewers took Rodon in the 16th round of the MLB draft.

The Toronto Blue Jays gambled on East Carolina right-handed pitcher Jeff Hoffman with the 9th overall pick as Hoffman underwent successful Tommy John surgery on May 14.

Hoffman’s draft stock was sky-high coming out of last summer when he pitched in the Cape Cod League. After posting 33 strikeouts to just five walks in 24.1 innings in 2013, Hoffman was rated as the second overall prospect heading into the 2014 draft. 

The pitcher is the highest draft pick in East Carolina history in any sport.

With the 13th pick in the draft the San Diego Padres selected the second NC State player on the night, shortstop Trea Turner. 

Turner batted .321 for the Wolfpack this season, but was hobbled by a slight ankle injury throughout the year.  The speedster holds the NC State single-season and career stolen base records with 57 and 113, respectively.

With the 32nd pick the Atlanta Braves took University of North Carolina commit Braxton Davidson, a first baseman from Asheville’s T C Roberson High School. Standing at 6-foot-3,he was a Perfect Game First Team All-America selection. 

On day two of the MLB First-Year Amateur Draft NC State's Brett Austin heard his named called by the White Sox's in round four (108th overall). The catcher was selected 54th overall in 2011.

Duke and North Carolina saw their first players drafted in the fifth round as right handed pitcher Drew Van Orden went 154 to the Washington Nationals and shortstop Michael Russell went 157 to the Tampa Bay Rays.

 

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  • Doc Holliday Jun 7, 9:33 a.m.

    As long as he doesn't have to face the Tarheels any more, he'll be okay.

    He just could never beat... View More

    — Posted by Powered by Heels

    And yet he got that 3rd pick money. Which kerliner players went in the first round again?

    #SLAPPPPP

    — Posted by KT has Shaniqua's SNAP card

    I'm happy for Rodon. I'm sure he's anxious to put the disappointment of nc state behind him,... View More

    — Posted by 4tarheels

    You mean like the umpires?

    — Posted by morgannyy

    Yankee fans should know all about having umpires in their pockets.

  • PackFanInThisHizzy Jun 6, 10:51 p.m.

    kind of like you ladies did with Ebron this year?

    — Posted by KT has Shaniqua's SNAP card

    Not a UNC fan, but thanks for assuming!

    — Posted by lewiskr45

    There's a UNC fan lurking in every shadow with that dude, pay him no mind.
    As for Rodon, he went... View More

    — Posted by Super Hans

    Oh it's ol' hans the glans. Yeah dropping 2 spots is really a massive plummet down the board.... View More

    — Posted by KT has Shaniqua's SNAP card

    +1

    Those close to her are quite embarrassed by her.

    #GoodTimes

    :)

  • morgannyy Jun 6, 11:51 a.m.

    Rodon's got a great career ahead of him if he stays healthy.

    — Posted by KT has Shaniqua's SNAP card

    As long as he doesn't have to face the Tarheels any more, he'll be okay.

    He just could never beat... View More

    — Posted by Powered by Heels

    And yet he got that 3rd pick money. Which kerliner players went in the first round again?

    #SLAPPPPP

    — Posted by KT has Shaniqua's SNAP card

    I'm happy for Rodon. I'm sure he's anxious to put the disappointment of nc state behind him,... View More

    — Posted by 4tarheels

    You mean like the umpires?

  • KT has Shaniqua's SNAP card Jun 6, 9:53 a.m.

    Are state fans going to act like this high draft pick makes their team nationally relevant like... View More

    — Posted by lewiskr45

    kind of like you ladies did with Ebron this year?

    — Posted by KT has Shaniqua's SNAP card

    Not a UNC fan, but thanks for assuming!

    — Posted by lewiskr45

    There's a UNC fan lurking in every shadow with that dude, pay him no mind.
    As for Rodon, he went... View More

    — Posted by Super Hans

    Oh it's ol' hans the glans. Yeah dropping 2 spots is really a massive plummet down the board. Nobody buys your act.

  • Super Hans Jun 6, 9:32 a.m.

    Are state fans going to act like this high draft pick makes their team nationally relevant like... View More

    — Posted by lewiskr45

    kind of like you ladies did with Ebron this year?

    — Posted by KT has Shaniqua's SNAP card

    Not a UNC fan, but thanks for assuming!

    — Posted by lewiskr45

    There's a UNC fan lurking in every shadow with that dude, pay him no mind.
    As for Rodon, he went from sure-fire #1 overall draft pick to the third pitcher taken - good thing he's getting out now. Another season here at State, and who knows how low he would have fallen.

  • lewiskr45 Jun 6, 8:55 a.m.

    Are state fans going to act like this high draft pick makes their team nationally relevant like... View More

    — Posted by lewiskr45

    kind of like you ladies did with Ebron this year?

    — Posted by KT has Shaniqua's SNAP card

    Not a UNC fan, but thanks for assuming!

  • KT has Shaniqua's SNAP card Jun 6, 8:22 a.m.

    Are state fans going to act like this high draft pick makes their team nationally relevant like... View More

    — Posted by lewiskr45

    kind of like you ladies did with Ebron this year?

  • KT has Shaniqua's SNAP card Jun 6, 8:21 a.m.

    Rodon's got a great career ahead of him if he stays healthy.

    — Posted by KT has Shaniqua's SNAP card

    As long as he doesn't have to face the Tarheels any more, he'll be okay.

    He just could never beat... View More

    — Posted by Powered by Heels

    Guess that means the MLB scouts put zero stock in beating kerliner. Expected from a team who's been to the CWS 11 times and never won.

  • lewiskr45 Jun 6, 8:10 a.m.

    Are state fans going to act like this high draft pick makes their team nationally relevant like they do with all those football players who got them 8 win seasons and no conference championships?

  • 4tarheels Jun 6, 7:27 a.m.

    Rodon's got a great career ahead of him if he stays healthy.

    — Posted by KT has Shaniqua's SNAP card

    As long as he doesn't have to face the Tarheels any more, he'll be okay.

    He just could never beat... View More

    — Posted by Powered by Heels

    And yet he got that 3rd pick money. Which kerliner players went in the first round again?

    #SLAPPPPP

    — Posted by KT has Shaniqua's SNAP card

    I'm happy for Rodon. I'm sure he's anxious to put the disappointment of nc state behind him, however, everyone makes bad decisions from time to time, so live and learn. GO HEELS!

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