The 2017 MLB Draft is in the books and Texas A&M Baseball was well represented with 12 current, former and prospective players selected.
This iteration of the Texas A&M baseball team featured less upperclassmen stars than previous teams. The talent on the current roster skews younger. One Aggie senior saw his name called, Nick Choruby, but other than that the others Aggies to come off the board were junior pitchers.
The team reached the College World Series for the first time since 2011 and that came largely due to the credit of the dominant pitching staff. The Aggies saw their Friday and Saturday night starters (Brigham Hill and Corbin Martin) both selected in the top five rounds and their most reliable bullpen pieces (Kaylor Chafin and Cason Sherrod) drafted as well.
One non-pitcher was selected, Nick Choruby in the 18th round. The selection highlights a tremendous senior season for Choruby that included his first collegiate home run and a fixed role at the top of the Aggie lineup.
High School Signees
Five prospective Aggies heard their names called. They now face the decision of whether or not to come to school or pursue their professional aspirations. Some of them, particularly Adam Hall and Alex Scherff seem like long shots at best to ever step foot on campus.
Former Aggie starter Tyler Ivey elected to go the JUCO route. It looks like that decision paid off. After spending the 2017 season at Grayson Community College he was selected in the third round by the Houston Astros.