The quest for professional success started this weekend for several local products with the Major League Baseball Draft.
Vanderbilt led the way with six players drafted. Belmont set a school record with three. The Colorado Rockies took the other half of Lipscomb’s Brothers pair. Three rounds later, the Rockies took another local pitcher — from Middle Tennessee State.
Here is a look at who, where and when 11 pitchers from area colleges were selected last weekend during the 40-round draft.
LHP Chase Brookshire (St. Louis Cardinals, 20th round)
SS Jared Breen (Baltimore Orioles, 24th round)
RHP Austin Coley (New York Mets, 27th round)
RHP Hunter Brothers (Colorado Rockies, 24th round)
*He joins older brother and former Lipscomb standout Rex Brothers, who was drafted by the Rockies in 2009.
MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE
RHP Daniel Palo (Colorado Rockies, 27th round)
LHP Kevin Ziomek (Detroit Tigers, second round)
1B Conrad Gregor (Houston Astros, fourth round)
2B Tony Kemp (Houston Astros, fifth round)
CF Connor Harrell (Detroit Tigers, seventh round)
C Spencer Navin (Los Angeles Dodgers, 11th round)
RF Mike Yastrzemski (Baltimore Orioles, 14th round)