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Draft Deadline Arrives: The Unsigned

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Remember the days of absolute madness leading up to the old August signing deadline? Well, those days are long gone, but there were still some college coaches who entered Friday with some nervousness for good reason.

One of those coaches was Arizona State’s Tracy Smith. Smith received a curveball earlier this week when Ethan Skender signed as a 38th-rounder for well over 400K. However, he at least got some welcomed news Friday afternoon when 16th-rounder and catcher Lyle Lin and 19th rounder and lefthander Spencer Van Scoyoc were unsigned at the deadline.

Kentucky was another big beneficiary as the deadline arrived. New head coach Nick Mingione and his staff received a boost when 11th-rounder and righthander Zack Thompson spurned overtures from the Rays to join the Wildcats this fall. Furthermore, speaking of new head coaches, Alabama’s Greg Goff was a big winner with veteran righthander Nick Eicholtz not signing and choosing to return to Tuscaloosa for another season.

With the signing deadline having come and gone, here’s an inside look at the unsigned players drafted in the top 20 rounds.


Rd.PlayerDrafted ByTeam/Commit
LOALHP Nick LodoloPiratesTCU
7RHP Tyler BuffettAstrosOklahoma State
11SS Nick QuintanaRed SoxArizona
11LHP Zack ThompsonRaysKentucky
11C Jason DelayGiantsVanderbilt
12RHP Jamie SaraPadresWill. & Mary
12RHP Graham AshcraftDodgersMississippi State
12RHP Trey CobbCubsOklahoma State
13RHP Nick EicholtzMarlinsAlabama
13RHP Anthony MolinaAngelsNW Fla. State
13RHP Chris LincolnBlue JaysUCSB
14LHP Jared PochePadresLSU
14RHP Parker DunsheeCubsWake Forest
14C Hagen OwenbyPiratesEast Tenn. State
15SS Michael WilsonRed SoxStony Brook
15C Zack SmithIndiansCharlotte
163B Josh AnthonyBravesAuburn
16RHP Louie CrowBrewersSan Diego
16C Lyle LinMarinersArizona State
16C Dominic MiroglioRaysSan Francisco
16LHP Willie RiosOriolesMiami
16RHP Zach LinginfelterYankeesTennessee
16RHP Dominic TaccoliniBlue JaysArkansas
17RHP Mitchell TraverRedsTCU
17RHP Wyatt MillsRaysGonzaga
17LHP Tyler BlohmOriolesMaryland
17RHP Brian HowardAstrosTCU
172B Dillon PersingerDodgersCS Fullerton
18OF J.C. FlowersRedsFlorida State
18RHP Trevor StephanRed SoxArkansas
18RHP Bowden FrancisDiamondbacksChipola (Fla.)
18SS Timmy RichardsTwinsCS Fullerton
182B Cole FreemanDodgersLSU
19LHP Spencer Van ScoyocBlue JaysArizona State
  20OF Todd LottRedsLa.-Lafayette
20RHP Jared HornBrewersCalifornia
20RHP Brigham HillAthleticsTexas A&M
20SS Ben BairdIndiansWashington
202B Carlos CortesMetsSouth Carolina


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