Virginia baseball had a pair of Top 10 MLB draft picks last month.
But that’s hardly the lone success recently for Virginia when it comes to professional baseball players. The school leads the ACC in players who saw MLB action in the season’s first half with 11 — two more than North Carolina.
— Virginia Baseball (@UVABaseball) July 13, 2017
Washington Nationals infielder Ryan Zimmerman, Colorado Rockies third baseman Mark Reynolds, and Oakland Athletics pitcher Sean Doolittle are among the notable Virginia alumni playing in the major leagues.
In the recent draft, first baseman Pavin Smith and and outfielder Adam Haseley were first-round picks, taken by the Diamondbacks and Phillies, respectively.
Virginia went 43-16 in 2017 and played in an NCAA regional.