Four SAC Student-Athletes Drafted in 2018 Major League Baseball Draft

Four SAC Student-Athletes Drafted in 2018 Major League Baseball Draft

ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com) - Four South Atlantic Conference baseball student-athletes were drafted during the 2018 Major League Baseball Draft on Tuesday and Wednesday (May 5-6).

Carson-Newman third baseman and All-SAC selection Brett Langhorne was the highest pick in the SAC. He was drafted 292nd overall in teh 10th round by the Atlanta Braves. 

Langhorne picked in 10th round by Atlanta Braves in MLB Draft - FULL RECAP

Lenoir-Rhyne outfielder and All-SAC pick Justin Dean was picked up in the 17th round, 502nd overall, also by the Atlanta Braves. 

LR Baseball's Dean Taken in 17th Round of Major League Baseball Draft - FULL RECAP

The Pittsburg Pirates drafted Carson-Newman right-hander and All-SAC honoree Will Gardner in the 21st round, 624th overall. 

Gardner selected in 21st round by Pittsburgh Pirates - FULL RECAP

The fourth and final draft pick from the SAC was Lenoir-Rhyne right-hander Landon Whitson. The All-SAC selection was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 25th round as the 759th overall pick. 

LR Baseball's Whitson Taken in 25th Round of Major League Baseball Draft - FULL RECAP