Twelve Florida State baseball players will be participating in summer leagues, with the majority of them staying close to home in the Sunshine State.
Eight will play in the Florida Collegiate Summer League. Bryce Hubbart and Parker Messick will pitch for the Winter Garden Squeeze, while Jack Anderson, Dylan Simmons, Robby Martin and Reese Albert will play for the Seminole County Scorpions. Doug Kirkland and Danny Andzel will play for the Sanford River Rats.
Three Seminoles will play in the South Florida Collegiate League. Mat Nelson will play for the Delray Lightning, Tyler Ahearn for the Palm Beach Diamond Ducks and Chris Ruckdeschel for the Boca Blazers. Games in the league began on June 12 and run through July 30.
Brandon Walker will pitch for the Savannah Bananas in the Coastal Plain League.
One of the most prestigious summer leagues, the Cape Cod League, cancelled its season due to the threat of coronavirus.
Van Eyk signs
The Toronto Blue Jays announced Thursday night that FSU right-hander CJ Van Eyk has signed. Van Eyk agreed to a signing bonus worth $1.8 million, according to media reports. That figure is slightly higher than the $1.77 million slot value for the second-round pick.