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Busy Day for Gators in Pro Draft; More to Come in Final Day

The Florida Gator baseball program has an impressive track record of getting players to the MLB. In the first round, we saw junior right-hander Alex Faedo taken 18th overall by the Detroit Tigers. Yesterday, three more Gators were taken off the board. Gators Taken in Day 2 Things got busy …

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The MLB Draft and Gators Go Hand in Hand

Florida Gators’ Alex Faedo, a 6-foot-5, 220-pound All-American pitcher was the 18th overall pick in the MLB draft Monday night. Faedo to the Bigs The Detroit Tigers snagged Faedo during the first round of the draft. The Tigers have selected a pitcher 10 out of their 13 first-round picks, so …

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#3 Gators Baseball Practice Kicks Off

While the northern states are worried about shoveling snow, that college baseball team in Gainesville started practicing on Friday. Indeed, Florida Gator baseball held three practices over the weekend as Opening Day approaches. The Gators open the season with a three-game series against William & Mary Feb. 17-19 at McKethan …

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Jim Callis: Florida’s A.J. Puk Slipped in MLB Draft Due to “Inconsistency”

MLB.com’s Jim Callis, an MLB draft and prospect expert, joined SportsScene’s Steve Russell on Monday to discuss and recap the 2016 MLB Draft. The draft concluded last weekend, and the Gator baseball team had eight players drafted. Pitcher A.J. Puk was the first Gator off the board, going to the Oakland Athletics with …

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Five Gators Selected On the First Night of the MLB Draft

On the opening night of the Major League Baseball Draft, five University of Florida juniors were selected in the first two rounds. In the first round left-handed pitcher AJ Puk was selected sixth overall to the Oakland Athletics. There were some who believed Puk might have been the overall number one …

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Multiple Gators Expected to Go Early in MLB Draft

The 2016 MLB Draft starts Thursday night, and while the Florida Gator baseball team will be preparing for their Super Regional series against FSU this weekend, some players will be waiting to hear their name called. Several members of the team are projected to go early, including left-handed pitcher A.J. Puk who many …

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Sophomore Pitcher Alex Faedo is Turning Heads for the Gators

Alex Faedo has quietly challenged Logan Shore for the title of best starting pitcher of the Florida Gators this baseball season. As the 2016 home opener neared, most of the talk surrounding Gator pitching centered around their two aces, Logan Shore and AJ Puk. Both Shore and Puk are expected to …

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Zunino Becomes Highest Drafted Gator Ever In MLB Draft

University of Florida junior catcher Mike Zunino became the highest drafted player in school history when he was taken third overall Monday in the Major League Baseball Draft by the Seattle Mariners.   Pitcher John Burke was taken sixth back in 1991. Pitcher/designated hitter Brian Johnson was also a first round …

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