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UNC’s Gianluca Dalatri Named to USA Baseball Collegiate National Team

Coming off a fabulous debut season in Chapel Hill, it was announced last week that UNC freshman right-hander Gianluca Dalatri has earned himself a spot on the USA Baseball National Collegiate Team. Dalatri was named to the Freshman All-American team in 2017, after posting a 7-3 record with a 3.34 ERA at UNC this past year. (Chapelboro.com)

Mets' Matt Harvey out several weeks with stress injury

New York Mets right-hander Matt Harvey is expected to miss several weeks after an MRI and CT scan on his arm revealed a stress injury to the scapula bone in his right shoulder, the team said Thursday. The Mets said Harvey received a platelet-rich plasma injection and will begin rehab until pain-free. He is expected to be placed on the disabled list Friday. (ESPN.com)

UNC Baseball Summer Placements

Wednesday was opening night in the Cape Cod League, and 12 Tar Heels will be spending their summers playing in the prestigious Massachusetts wooden bat league. In all, twenty-five UNC baseball players will be competing in summer leagues in 2017. In addition, Gianluca Dalatri will compete with the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team, which trains in Cary, North Carolina. (GoHeels.com)

Chansky’s Notebook: Plenty Left In Cupboard For UNC Baseball

The MLB draft had good news and a bit of bad for UNC. The fact that only three Tar Heel players were drafted on the first day means that Mike Fox has a young team that will be very good again next season. The bad news for UNC came from one of those high school stars who signed with the Tar Heels but then was drafted high enough to get a big bonus from a Major League club. (Chapelboro.com)

Reds draft Zack Gahagan in 39th round

For the second time in his life, former North Henderson High baseball standout Zack Gahagan got the call every player dreams about. On Wednesday in the third day of the Major League Baseball 2017 Draft, the UNC junior infielder was selected in the 39th round by the Cincinnati Reds. That call came three years after the last time he was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks. (Blue Ridge Now)

J.B. Bukauskas Named Golden Spikes Finalist

USA Baseball named the four finalists for the 2017 Golden Spikes Award on Wednesday, and UNC right-hander J.B. Bukauskas is among the finalists. The Golden Spikes Award is presented in partnership with the Rod Dedeaux Foundation and for the fourth consecutive year the award will be presented live on ESPN's SportsCenter on Thursday, June 29. (GoHeels.com)

What J.B. Bukauskas brings to the Houston Astros

With the No. 15 pick in the 2017 MLB Draft, the Houston Astros have selected UNC right-handed pitcher J.B. Bukauskas. The 6-foot, 190-pound righty emailed scouts from all 30 teams in 2014, notifying them that he didn’t want to be drafted. The Arizona Diamondbacks took a flier on him in the 20th round, but he held true and started his tenure in Chapel Hill. (FanRag Sports)

Matt Harvey's suspension may have been the best thing for him

Just over a month removed from the suspension he received for skipping a game, claiming he had migraines — he later admitted he had stayed out late the previous night and then played golf in the morning — Matt Harvey at least seems refocused on his job. Terry Collins noted the right-hander is either the first player arriving to the ballpark each day or among the first. (New York Post)

Are you paying attention to Andrew Miller's sensational statistics?

Andrew Miller only throws a fastball and a slider, but really, it's so much more than that. He placed a backdoor slider on the outside corner to Yolmer Sanchez for a called third strike in the sixth inning on Sunday. Sanchez shook his head in the batter's box before he retreated to the dugout. Miller now sports a 0.29 ERA (one earned run in 31 1/3 innings). (Cleveland.com)

Logan Warmoth Wins Brooks Wallace Award

Three of the last four winners of the Brooks Wallace Award occupy spots on major league rosters. Very soon, UNC junior shortstop Logan Warmoth could be joining the likes of Alex Bregman, Trea Turner and Dansby Swanson on a pro roster. He also joins other top names as the 2017 winner of the Brooks Wallace Award, which honors the nation's top shortstop. (GoHeels.com)

What Logan Warmoth brings to the Toronto Blue Jays

With the No. 22 pick in the 2017 MLB Draft, the Toronto Blue Jays selected Tar Heels shortstop Logan Warmoth. The middle infielder wasn’t drafted out of Lake Brantly High (Florida), so Warmoth signed on to UNC, where he earned immediate playing time as a freshman. While Warmoth doesn’t have a standout tool, he also doesn’t have any obvious shortcomings. (FanRag Sports)

J.B. Bukauskas: Prospect Profile, MLB Comparison for Astros' 1st-Round Pick

J.B. Bukauskas was in the mix to be picked in the first round of the 2014 draft after he reclassified from a junior to a senior prior to the start of that year's high school season. Baseball America ranked him as the No. 33 prospect in the class. He was set on honoring his commitment to UNC, however, and did just that after slipping to the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 20th round. (Bleacher Report)

First round of MLB draft has strong North Carolina flavor

The first round of the MLB draft took on a distinct North Carolina flavor Monday, with two state high school stars selected in the first six picks and three UNC juniors also having their names called. The Oakland Athletics made outfielder Austin Beck of North Davidson High their first round selection at No. 6. Beck was headed to UNC but the No. 6 selection is valued at $5.3 million. (North State Journal)

Tar Heel Trio Tabbed In MLB Draft

North Carolina juniors J.B. Bukauskas, Logan Warmoth and Brian Miller were selected on the first night of the 2017 MLB Draft Monday. With all three Tar Heels going in the top 36 picks, Carolina has now had 22 first and compensation round picks in its history and 10 since 2006. Bukauskas was selected 15th overall by the Houston Astros. (GoHeels.com)

MLB Draft 2017: Q&A with projected first-round pick J.B. Bukauskas

J.B. Bukauskas is widely expected to land in the top half of the first round, with ESPN and MLB.com projecting him to the White Sox with the 11th overall pick and Baseball America sending him to the Astros at No. 15. all having him off the board in the early 20s. Bukauskas is a 20-year old who was the Friday night ace for the Tar Heels this season. (MLB Daily Dish)

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