Three BC Eagles baseball players have been selected in the 2010 MLB Draft (currently in progress). Junior LHP Pat Dean was selected by the Minnesota Twins in the third round of the 2010 MLB Draft. Dean was selected with the 102nd overall pick.
Here more about Dean from BCEagles.com:
A hard-throwing lefty with tremendous control, Dean went 5-2 this season with a 4.75 ERA in 12 starts. He tossed 77.2 innings and allowed 42 runs - 41 earned - on 80 hits. He struck out 62 batters and only issued 14 walks.
The Naugatuck, Conn., native led the Eagles in ERA, opposing batting average (.275), innings pitched and strikeouts. He was named ACC Pitcher of the Week on March 15 after throwing 8.0 scoreless innings at Miami in a shutout win.
In his BC career, Dean is 13-7 with a 4.55 ERA. He has struck out 172 batters and walked a mere 39. His strikeout number ranks ninth all-time at Boston College. In 2009, he fanned 90 batters which is the third-most among the school's single-season leaders.
Dean becomes only the fourth Eagle this decade to be drafted in the top three rounds of the MLB entry draft, joining Tony Sanchez (2009, first), Mike Belfiore (2009, Comp Round A) and Chris Lambert (2001, first).
Along with Dean, junior infielder Micky Wiswall was selected by the Seattle Mariners with the 222nd overall pick (seventh round). More on Wiswall:
A power hitting lefty who can play both corners of the infield, Wiswall smashed 19 home runs this year which was the most since 2001 and the second-most in a single season. He also recorded 61 RBI and batted .301 with 56 runs, 14 doubles, three triples and seven steals. He slugged a team-best .627 and had an on-base percentage of .398.
The 56 runs he scored this season ranks fourth on the single season charts. Wiswall also ranks second at Boston College in career homers (37), third in RBI (152) and hits (208) and eighth in runs (133).
The Stoneham, Mass., product was an All-ACC First Team selection and a NEIBA All-New England Team honoree. As a sophomore in 2009, Wiswall was an All-ACC Second Team honoree and an All-Northeast Region Team member. He was also named to the Austin Regional All-Tournament Team and the ACC All-Tournament Team.
In addition to Dean and Wiswall, junior RHP Kevin Moran was selected in the ninth round (278th overall) by the Chicago White Sox. Congratulations to all three Eagles.
Beyond BC, it appears as though the Colorado Rockies are one draft pick away (Dave Shinskie?) from taking one-half of the starting quarterbacks in the ACC's Atlantic Division.
The Rockies selected Clemson starting QB Kyle Parker with the 26th pick in this year's draft. While Dabo Swinney will sit down with Parker after the Clemson baseball season to determine his next move, all signs point to Parker taking the guaranteed money and joining the Rockies. For Clemson, that means the end of the Kyle Parker era and the beginning of the Tahj Boyd era at QB. While there doesn't seem to be much consensus in the blogosphere as to what the loss of Parker means to Clemson, at least some think Clemson could take at least a 2 game hit next season.
Parker will be joined by N.C. State's Russell Wilson, who was selected in the fourth round with the 140th pick in the draft. It seems that Wilson getting drafted as high as he did came as a surprise to many. While it's not known whether Wilson will leave the N.C. State football program and join the Rockies, Backing the Pack is all ready to welcome us to the Mike Glennon era:
It's far from certain that Wilson decides to leave, but at this point I recommend assuming that his offer will be substantial enough to send him packing. And so: welcome to the Mike Glennon era.
It certainly doesn't hurt the Eagles chances of winning the Atlantic Division if either Parker or Wilson decide to turn pro. So I, for one, welcome the coming Tahj Boyd and Mike Glennon era.