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Technical Tidbits 6/5: Baseball Does Well at the MLB Draft

Although we’ll be losing most of them, it’s great to see GT represented in some sort of draft this year.

Tristin English, selected 93rd overall by the Arizona Diamondbacks
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Even though it’s fresh off of a heartbreaking regional loss, 4 Jackets got the call of a lifetime Tuesday when they were selected on the second day of the 2019 MLB draft. Tristin English was first off the board, going 93rd to the Arizona Diamondbacks, and he was soon followed Kyle McCann, who was selected 134th overall by the Oakland Athletics. Just 21 spots later, Connor Thomas was selected 155th overall by the St. Louis Cardinals, and last but not least Xzavion Curry was taken 220th overall by the Cleveland Indians. It’s highly unlikely that these 4 will return as seniors, due to them losing value in the eyes of MLB teams as they age. Congratulations to the four that were drafted and good luck as you climb the ranks of the MLB farm system!

If you follow golf at all, you know that the U.S. Open is a pretty big deal. The Monday of the week before the U.S. Open is also a pretty big deal, as a large amount of the field is filled through sectional qualifiers held around the world. A foursome of current and former Jackets qualified, with current Jacket Noah Norton and former Jacket Ollie Schniederjans winning co-medalist honors at the sectional held at Hawks Ridge Golf Club in Ball Ground, Ga. Former Jacket Roberto Castro tied for third in this sectional event, and Chesson Hadley finished seventh at the Brookside Golf and Country Club in Columbus, Ohio to claim his spot. Let’s hope they can keep the good play going at Pebble Beach next week. The 4 will also be teeing it up with legendary former Jacket Matt Kuchar, who is having a very good year and is exempt from sectional qualifying.

This would be a wonderful way to start out a Georgia Tech coaching career for Marco Coleman, and being selected would be a much deserved honor for both.

It seems that Jeanine Williams has the best shot at bringing home a national title from the NCAAs, but the two other Running Jackets are also very good at what they do, so maybe a trifecta is in order at the national championship meet. Bartlett races Wednesday, Williams races Thursday, and Matthews jumps on Saturday.

Although you have to click to see the Georgia Institute of Technology, it is definitely there. This would be a big get for Coach Collins, and according to 247Sports, the Miami native would be the second best player of the current recruiting class behind Miles Brooks, and the highest ranked Defensive End.

Hopefully he’ll be donating a bunch of 5-star recruits to the basketball program.

Question of the Day: Why do you think Chris Bosh is wearing the Georgia Tech jersey on Jimmy Kimmel Live?