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).