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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)

MLB Draft 2017: Q&A with projected first-round pick Logan Warmoth

Leading up to the MLB Draft on June 12, we will be conducting interviews with many projected first-round prospects. Next is UNC shortstop Logan Warmoth, an Orlando native who led the Tar Heels to a 49-14 record and no. 2 national seed this season. Warmoth hit .336/.404/.554 with 10 homers in 63 games this season, rising up draft boards. (MLB Daily Dish)

2017 MLB Draft: Logan Warmoth Highlights

Logan Warmoth of North Carolina was a hitting machine this season for the Tar Heels. He had 91 hits on the season which put him in second place in the Atlantic Coast Conference in that category. This was enough to see him selected as both a first-team All-ACC player and a first-team All-American. (Hero Sports)

UNC baseball: How to watch the 2017 MLB Draft

The three-day event known as the 2017 MLB Draft starts tonight. Day one of the draft will cover the first two rounds plus two short competitive balance rounds for the teams who qualify. This will be broadcast on MLB Network and MLB.com starting at 7 PM. According to Baseball America, UNC has five players among this year’s top 500 draft prospects. (Tar Heel Blog)

Mets Sign Daniel Bard to Minor League Deal

Daniel Bard, the former dominant Red Sox reliever who lost his control during the 2012 season, is not giving up on his major league comeback attempt. Bard signed a minor league deal with the New York Mets. He has been assigned to the High-A St. Lucie Mets. The St. Louis Cardinals released him May 15 after he pitched 8 2/3 innings for Double-A Springfield. (Mass Live)

Logan Warmoth prepares to take swings as high draft pick

At times, Logan Warmoth has been overlooked as a baseball player. That’s about to change. Warmoth is expected to be taken in the first round of the amateur baseball draft Monday night. Warmoth played the past three seasons at North Carolina, where he batted .336 with team highs of 10 home runs and a .958 on-base plus slugging percentage in 2017. (Orlando Sentinel)

2017 MLB Draft Profile: Brian Miller, OF, University of North Carolina

Brian Miller is from Raleigh, NC. Undrafted out of high school in 2014, he made the UNC roster as a walk-on freshman in 2015 and hit .288/.375/.326 with 10 steals. He followed that up with a robust .389/.476/.429 line (with 38 steals) in the summer Coastal Plains League, then maintained the momentum with a .345/.440/.469 line (21 steals) as a sophomore. (Minor League Ball)

Mets' Matt Harvey fires five shutout innings

Matt Harvey did not allow a run over five innings of work Friday against the Braves, giving up four hits and two walks while striking out three. He did not factor into the decision in the Mets' 3-2 loss. A high pitch count forced Harvey out of the game early. He threw 68 of his 104 pitches for strikes. (CBS Sports)

2017 State Baseball Draft Report: North Carolina

The state of North Carolina should easily tie the record this season, with a pair of North Carolina products expected to go in the first round—righthander J.B. Bukauskas and shortstop Logan Warmoth—along with prep players who offer extremely high ceilings in Whiteville High lefthander MacKenzie Gore and North Davidson (Lexington, N.C.) High outfielder Austin Beck. (Baseball America)

Pirates promote Jacob Stallings with Francisco Cervelli headed to DL

The Pittsburgh Pirates swapped catchers on Wednesday, promoting Jacob Stallings from Triple-A Indianapolis due to Francisco Cervelli hitting the seven-day concussion disabled list. The call-up to the majors marks the first of the season for Stallings. He made his debut last June and fared quite well in the five games he played in last season. (FanRag Sports)

North Carolina’s baseball team had a season to remember

Despite an abrupt and disappointing end to the season on Sunday night, the season was not a failure like various message board and Twitter “fans” would have you believe. A season in which the team finished with a record of 49-14, as Coastal Division champions, and didn’t lose a single ACC series is not a failure. (Tar Heel Blog)

Gianluca Dalatri Named To USA Baseball Collegiate National Team

UNC freshman right-hander Gianluca Dalatri has been added to the 2017 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team roster. Dalatri, a freshman All-American who went 7-3 with a 3.34 ERA, will participate with the CNT in a pair of series against domestic and international competition. Dalatri is the third Tar Heel in the last five years to earn a spot on the Collegiate National Team. (GoHeels.com)

Chris Iannetta proves why he's valuable to Diamondbacks

Chris Iannetta’s body language, speech and stare give the impression of a man in charge. Advanced defensive statistics show he’s earned that bearing. Iannetta, who got the start Thursday in the series finale against San Diego, and fellow catcher Jeff Mathis are among the major-league leaders in framing, the art of creating strikes, according to data tracking websites. (Arizona Republic)

J.B. Bukauskas A Finalist For Dick Howser Trophy

Pitcher J.B. Bukauskas of North Carolina, Louisville P/1B Brendan McKay, Mississippi State 1B Brent Rooker and Oregon State pitcher Jake Thompson are the four finalists for the prestigious 31st annual awarding of the Dick Howser Trophy. The winner will be announced on Saturday, June 17, at a 10 a.m. (CT) national news conference at TD Ameritrade Park. (GoHeels.com)

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