For the 26th consecutive year Wake Forest baseball had at least one player drafted in the Major League Baseball Draft.
Pitcher Colin Peluse was the first Demon Deacon taken in this year’s draft, as he was drafted in the 9th round by the Oakland Athletics.
He's off the board! Congratulations to Colin Peluse on being drafted by the @Athletics in the ninth round of the MLB Draft! #ProDeacs pic.twitter.com/XRyRC1Daep— Wake Forest Baseball (@WakeBaseball) June 4, 2019
Shortstop Patrick Frick was taken in the 14th round by the Seattle Mariners.
There goes another Deacon! Congrats to Patrick Frick on being drafted by the @Mariners in the 14th round of the MLB Draft! He's the first Deac picked by Seattle since 1986. pic.twitter.com/vP5QtVeXVz— Wake Forest Baseball (@WakeBaseball) June 5, 2019
Pitcher Morgan McSweeney was taken in the 17th round by the Baltimore Orioles.
Another one! The first pick of the 17th round is used by the @Orioles to take Deacon pitcher Morgan McSweeney. Congrats, Morgan! pic.twitter.com/wupGC4l7Lv— Wake Forest Baseball (@WakeBaseball) June 5, 2019
Pitcher Carter Bach was taken in the 34th round by the Tampa Bay Rays.
There goes the big lefty! Congrats to Carter Bach on being selected by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 34th round. #GoDeacs pic.twitter.com/i9hdJs6s0H— Wake Forest Baseball (@WakeBaseball) June 5, 2019
Outfielder Chris Lanzilli was taken in the 39th round by the San Francisco Giants.
Chris Lanzilli becomes the fifth Deacon drafted! The @SFGiants take the draft-eligible sophomore in the 39th round. #GoDeacs pic.twitter.com/pCfp42z6NA— Wake Forest Baseball (@WakeBaseball) June 5, 2019
In addition, Wake Forest commit pitcher Blake Loubier was drafted in the 13th round by the Boston Red Sox.
According to Conor O’Neill of the Winston-Salem Journal, Peluse, Frick, and McSweeney are all expected to sign. Bach will likely return for his senior year next season, and Lanzilli will be back if the Giants don't want to give him a signing bonus as he has been requesting.
Conor did a great job of tracking all players with North Carolina ties taken in the draft. Check out his article here.
Teams have until July 15th to sign their drafted players.
Congratulations to each of these Deacs who were drafted.