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Seven ACC players picked on day 1 of MLB draft

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Six ACC players were selected in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft. The wait for Florida State’s CJ Van Eyk will continue until Thursday afternoon.

Van Eyk was not taken among the 29 picks in the first round or the added eight compensatory picks on Wednesday night. The FSU right-hander had a 1.31 ERA in four starts in 2020. He threw 20.2 innings with 11 hits, 12 walks and 25 strikeouts.

ESPN.com writer Kiley McDaniel projected Van Eyk would be taken between picks Nos. 25 and 45 but also said his stuff was among the top 10 of any pitcher. Van Eyk could provide good value as teams re-set their board for round 2, which begins Thursday at 5 p.m. on ESPN2 and MLB Network.

Signee Carson Montgomery, a right-handed pitcher, is expected to be taken in the second round on Thursday. Junior left-hander Shane Drohan could also be taken in the five-round draft.

Outfielder DJ Stewart, who was taken by Baltimore in 2015, was the last FSU first-round pick.

Here are the players taken from ACC schools on Wednesday between the first round and the compensation round:

10. LA Angels: Reid Detmers, LHP, Louisville

13. Giants: Patrick Bailey, C, NC State

18. Diamondbacks: Bryce Jarvis, RHP, Duke

25. Braves: Jared Shuster, LHP, Wake Forest

27. Twins: Aaron Sabato, 1B, North Carolina

29. LA Dodgers: Bobby Miller, RHP, Louisville

33. Diamondbacks: Slade Cecconi, RHP, Miami

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