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14 SEC Players Taken on Day One of MLB Draft

Nick Senzel of Tennessee was picked second overall, touching off a big night for the conference.

Tennessee third baseman Nick Senzel could soon be calling Great American Ball Park his home park.
Tennessee third baseman Nick Senzel could soon be calling Great American Ball Park his home park.
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Even with the eyes of the college baseball university focused on the Super Regionals, and the MLB regular season in full swing, the 2016 MLB First Year Player Draft opened Thursday night with two (plus) rounds of selections. In addition to the first two rounds, a pair of "competitive balance lottery" rounds took place, where teams were awarded picks for lost free agents. In all, 77 picks were made Thursday. 14 of those 77 are current SEC players. Read on to see where your favorite SEC team's players went, or whether your favorite MLB team will have some SEC help in the near future.

Round 1

Pick 2 (2nd overall)- Cincinnati Reds

Nick Senzel, INF, Tennessee

Pick 6 (6th overall)- Oakland Athletics

AJ Puk, LHP, Florida

Pick 29 (29th overall)- Washington Nationals

Dane Dunning, RHP, Florida

Pick 34 (34th overall)- St. Louis Cardinals

Dakota Hudson, RHP, Mississippi State

Lottery Round A

Pick 2 (36th overall)- Los Angeles Dodgers

Jordan Sheffield, RHP, Vanderbilt

Pick 4 (38th overall)- Colorado Rockies

Robert Tyler, RHP, Georgia

Pick 5 (39th overall)- Arizona Diamondbacks

Anfernee Grier, OF, Auburn

Round 2

Pick 4 (45th overall)- Colorado Rockies

Ben Bowden, LHP, Vanderbilt

Pick 6 (47th overall)- Oakland Athletics

Logan Shore, RHP, Florida

Pick 7 (48th overall)- San Diego Padres

Buddy Reed, OF, Florida

Pick 16 (57th overall)- Toronto Blue Jays

JB Woodman, OF, Ole Miss

Pick 18 (59th overall)- San Francisco Giants

Bryan Reynolds, OF, Vanderbilt

Pick 23 (64th overall)- New York Mets

Pete Alonso, INF, Florida

Lottery Round B

Pick 7 (77th overall)- Tampa Bay Rays

Jake Fraley, OF, LSU

So in all, picks by team:

Florida- 5

Vanderbilt- 3

Auburn- 1

Georgia- 1

LSU- 1

Mississippi State- 1

Ole Miss- 1

Tennessee- 1

Round three begins at 12:30 p.m. Eastern on Friday.