Four HBCU Players Drafted By Major League Baseball in 2018

Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft recently wrapped up with 1204 players ready to take their games to the next level in their baseball professional careers.  Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) produced four athletes selected this year. Schools representing those players taken from HBCUs include Winston Salem State University, Prairie View A&M University, Grambling State University and Alabama State University.

The draft marks more than thirty consecutive years that HBCU baseball program have had a player drafted professionally. Those drafted in 2018 include…


Randy Norris  Round 19 Draft#:556
Position: OF School: Winston Salem State

San Francisco Giants





Darrien Williams  Round 26 Draft#:781
Position: RHP School: Prairie View A&M

Anaheim Angels





Marshawn Taylor  Round 28 Draft#:849
Position: SS School: Grambling State

Arizona Diamondbacks




Ray Hernandez  Round 29 Draft#:863
Position: INF School: Alabama State

Atlanta Braves


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