FHSAA Produces Nation-Best 10 First Round Selections In 2018 MLB Draft

Gainesville, Fla. (June 5, 2018) – The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) announced Tuesday that 10 former Florida high school student-athletes were selected in the first round of Monday''s 2018 MLB Draft, the most of any state.

This marks the 41st consecutive year that one or more former FHSAA student-athletes have been selected in the first round of the MLB Draft and the 23rd consecutive MLB Draft (1996-Present) where an FHSAA student-athlete was drafted straight out of high school in the first round.

“The amount of high school baseball talent that comes out of the state of Florida was on display last night during the 2018 MLB Draft,” said FHSAA Executive Director George Tomyn.  “We couldn’t be prouder of our former student-athletes and the hard work that they have put into their sport. We look forward to watching their professional journeys unfold with their respective teams.” 

The following former FHSAA student-athletes were selected in the first round of the 2018 MLB Draft:

Name

Draft Pick

Team

High School

Hometown

Jonathan India

5

Cincinnati Reds

American Heritage

Delray Beach

Carter Stewart

8

Atlanta Braves

Eau Gallie

Melbourne

Connor Scott

13

Miami Marlins

Plant

Tampa

Logan Gilbert

14

Seattle Mariners

Wekiva

Apopka

Brady Singer

18

Kansas City Royals

Eustis

Eustis

Triston Casas

26

Boston Red Sox

American Heritage

Plantation

Mason Denaburg

27

Washington Nationals

Merritt Island

Merritt Island

Shane McClanahan

31

Tampa Bay Rays

Cape Coral

Cape Coral

Gunnar Hoglund

36

Pittsburgh Pirates

Fivay

Hudson

Xavier Edwards

38

San Diego Padres

North Broward Prep

Coconut Creek

 

About the FHSAA:

The Florida High School Athletic Association supervises and regulates interscholastic athletic programs for high school students at member public, private and charter schools. The organization also recognizes and honors academic achievement among student-athletes at almost 800 middle, junior and senior high schools statewide. Headquartered in Gainesville, it is the official governing body for interscholastic athletics in Florida. For more information visit www.fhsaa.org and follow the FHSAA on social media: @fhsaa (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram).