Eight HBCU Players Drafted By Major League Baseball In 2017

Major League Baseball completed 40 rounds of its annual First-Year Player Draft this week. During the draft, 1215 players were selected who will try to take their games to the next level in their baseball professional careers.

The MLB draft yielded eight athletes from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Two players from Norfolk State University were chosen in the draft along with one each from Bethune-Cookman University, Jackson State University, Florida A&M University, North Carolina A&T University, Grambling State University and Alabama State  University.

There have been so many great pros to come from HBCUs and it is our hope that this current class of prospects drafted will become as good or even better.


Demetrius Sims  Round 14 Draft#:419
Position: SS School: Bethune-Cookman





Bryce Brown  Round 15 Draft#:439
Position: OF School: Jackson State





Noah Cutter Dyals  Round 17 Draft#:500
Position: RHP School: North Carolina A&T





Aubrey McCarty  Round 26 Draft#:776
Position: RHP School: Florida A&M




Devin Hemmerich  Round 26 Draft#:790
Position: LHP School: Norfolk State





Alex Mauricio  Round 27 Draft#:812
Position: RHP School: Norfolk State





Tanner Raiburn  Round 33 Draft#:1001
Position: LHP School: Grambling State





Austin Bizzle  Round 40 Draft#:1186
Position: RHP School: Alabama State





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