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Wake Forest Baseball had Five Players Taken in the MLB Draft

Deacs continue to send players on to the next steps in their baseball careers

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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.

Shortstop Patrick Frick was taken in the 14th round by the Seattle Mariners.

Pitcher Morgan McSweeney was taken in the 17th round by the Baltimore Orioles.

Pitcher Carter Bach was taken in the 34th round by the Tampa Bay Rays.

Outfielder Chris Lanzilli was taken in the 39th round by the San Francisco Giants.

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.