ANOTHER ONE! Congrats to Ben Breazeale on being taken by the @Orioles in the seventh round of the MLB Draft! pic.twitter.com/qIOJlZe8Ob— Wake Forest Baseball (@WakeBaseball) June 13, 2017
OFF THE BOARD! Congratulations to two-year team captain Parker Dunshee, picked in the seventh round by the @Athletics! pic.twitter.com/5zWSsVk8G1— Wake Forest Baseball (@WakeBaseball) June 13, 2017
After having two players drafted in the top 50 of the MLB Draft for the first time in program history (Stuart Fairchild and Gavin Sheets), Wake Forest baseball had two more players taken in the seventh round on Tuesday in Parker Dunshee and Ben Breazeale.
Breazeale, Wake’s catcher and one of its main power hitters, was taken by the Baltimore Orioles in the seventh round with the 218th overall pick.
Dunshee, Wake’s number one pitcher and ace all year long, was taken by the Oakland Athletics in the seventh round with the 201st overall pick.
Breazeale, a senior from Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, was named as a first-team All-American this year by Collegiate Baseball. He was also named as a first team All-ACC performer.
Breazeale was the starting catcher for all four years, and worked his way to batting fifth in the lineup this year as one of the Deacs’ main power hitters. He finished the year batting .333 with 11 home runs and 51 RBIs.
He also finished the year with a .994 fielding percentage, committing only two errors over the course of the season. This was good for second best on the team among everyday starters behind only Stuart Fairchild.
Ben may spend a few years in the minor leagues, but I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see him in the big leagues one day.
Dunshee finished the year with a record of 9-1 and a 3.91 ERA. He led the team in innings pitched with 103 and 2⁄3 innings of work. He was also the leader in strikeouts, recording a whopping 111 over the course of the season.
Parker could spend a few years in the minors and then be a good middle to end of the rotation guy in the big leagues.
We at BloggerSoDear wish both Ben and Parker well in their future careers. Go Deacs!