JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Area products finally heard their names called on the second day of the Major League Baseball draft on Monday.
Florida catcher Nathan Hickey was the first local player selected. The Providence graduate was a fifth-round pick of the Red Sox.
Bolles graduate Max Ferguson followed not long after that, going at pick No. 160 to the Padres. Gators outfielder and Ponte Vedra High graduate Jacob Young was a seventh-round selection by the Nationals at No. 203.
Bolles ace Jackson Baumeister, who was projected as high as a second-round pick, wasn’t selected in the top 10 rounds and said on Twitter that he was looking forward to starting his college career at Florida State.
I would like to thank all of the MLB organizations that showed interest in me this draft year, and with that being said I am overjoyed to honor my commitment to THE Florida State University! Go Noles! @Mmetcalf32 @jbel242— Jackson Baumeister (@JacksonBaumeis2) July 12, 2021
Round 1 was held on Sunday night, Rounds 2-10 are being held Monday and Rounds 11-20 will wrap up the draft on Tuesday.
Local players taken in MLB draft
Round, Pick, Pos. Player, Local tie, College, Team
5. (136) C Nathan Hickey, Providence, Florida, Red Sox
5. (160) 2B Max Ferguson, Bolles, Tennessee, Padres
7. (203) OF Jacob Young, Ponte Vedra, Florida, Nationals