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Boston College Daily Links: Garret Smith, Andrew Chin Selected In MLB Draft

Congratulations to BC's Garret Smith and incoming freshman Andrew Chin, both selected in this year's MLB Draft. Smith was a 20th round selection of the Tampa Bay Rays, while Chin was selected in the fifth round by the Toronto Blue Jays. Keeping it in the AL East.

A third ballplayer, John Gorman, was named Gatorade Massachusetts Baseball Player of the Year. Hopefully this is a sign of good things to come for Boston College baseball.


Smith Picked On Second Day of MLB Draft (
Senior INF/C/RHP Garret Smith was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 20th round (630th overall) on the second day of the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday.

Blue Jays select BB&N's Chin in 5th round (ESPN Boston High School Blog)
The work ethic, talent and projectability on BB&N lefty Andrew Chin has never been in question. But when the 6-foot-1, Boston College-bound senior shut it down for the spring after five innings, and underwent Tommy John surgery last month, his stock would have presumably slumped. A few eyebrows were raised as the Newton resident taken in the fifth round (169th overall) by the Blue Jays.

Norwood student named baseball player of the year (
A Catholic Memorial graduate from Norwood has been named Gatorade Massachusetts Baseball Player of the Year. John Gorman, who graduated from Catholic Memorial last month, is the first player from the school to receive the honor, according to a press release from the school. Gorman has signed a letter of intent to play baseball on scholarship for Boston College this fall.

King Gears Up For 800M NCAA Semifinal On Wednesday (
Good luck to Boston College track and field captain Caroline King, who will compete in heat one of the 800 meter NCAA Semifinal on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. in Des Moines, Iowa.

2011 Starters Broken Down By Class (Phil Steele's College Football Blog)
"The least experienced teams using this method are: 120. Auburn 119. Georgia Tech 118. Boston College and 117. Washington." According to Phil Steele's experience formula, the Eagles will be one of the youngest teams in the country next season. And watch out for Northwestern, who rank as the most experienced team in the BCS coming in at #7.

A Closer Look At: Patrick Heckmann Boston College (ACC Sports Journal)
ACC Sports Journal sits down with BC's 2011 German swingman Patrick Heckmann ($$$).

Duke Blue Devils #88 on College Football Countdown (Lost Lettermen)
"The offense – especially the passing attack – can hang with anyone in the ACC and with a soft early schedule, the Blue Devils will compete and could even steal a game from an ACC power. But expect the school’s postseason drought dating back to 1995 to continue." 

Wake Forest Demon Deacons #89 on College Football Countdown (Lost Lettermen)
"And people wonder why coaches bolt lowly programs right when they see success? After being one of the hottest names in coaching in 2006, Grobe has seen the Wake Forest program face plant. If things don’t get better this year, he might be out of a job. Once considered a defensive guru, Grobe’s defense last season gave up 68 points to Stanford, 52 points to Virginia Tech and 62 points to Maryland. With almost everyone back and no great teams in the ACC aside from possibly Florida State, the Demons could get to .500. Will that be enough for Grobe to stay put?"