From today's Baltimore Sun....can't believe the signing bonus for a 35th round pick is very high, so the question comes down to whether he wants to come to VT for a couple years or begin a pro career immediately.
The 2012 Major League Baseball June draft wrapped up Wednesday and C. Milton Wright graduate Brad Markey was picked up in the 35th round by the New York Mets.
The 20-year-old Markey, a 2010 graduate of C. Milton Wright who guided the Mustangs to a 23-0 record and a 3A state title in his senior year, pitching a three-hitter in the championship game against Huntingtown, was selected by New York's National League representative as the draft's 1,070th overall pick. Markey, a sophomore at Florida's Santa Fe Community College, may also see some action in Aberdeen, as the Mets' New York-Penn League affiliate, the Brooklyn Cyclones, play in the McNamara Division along with the IronBirds.
"I am so happy for Brad," former CMW head coach Tony Blackburn said. "I first met him when he was a 14-year-old freshman, and he told me that he wanted to play college baseball in the ACC, and get drafted by a major league team. Over the years I have had many players share similar aspirations with me, but what set Brad apart was that he understood how lofty those goals were, and he put in the work to make those dreams come true. He has consistently outworked his competition."
Markey has until July 13 to decide whether to report to assignment with the Mets, or forgo this year's draft in favor of attending Virginia Tech University, where he has a scholarship offer.
Fri Jun 08 2012, 08:31 PM #1
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Another VT signee drafted...in the 35th roundSteveA