Brevard’s Brady McConnell, Drew Parrish Selected in 2019 Major League Baseball Draft
By Chris Bonanno, Space Coast Daily // June 4, 2019
44th overall selection in MLB Draft
ABOVE VIDEO: Brady McConnell Highlights from the 2017 National High School Invitational in Cary (NC). (Video by Max Preps)
BREVARD COUNTY • MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA – Brady McConnell, a former Merritt Island High School standout and current University of Florida shortstop, was selected 44th overall by the Kansas City Royals in the second round of the 2019 Major League Baseball draft on Monday evening.
Per the University of Florida, McConnell hit .332 in his sophomore season with 15 home runs for the Gators, whose season ended on Sunday with a 9-8 loss to Dallas Baptist in NCAA regional play.
MLB.com rates the approximate pick value of the 44th overall selection at $1.69 million.
McConnell was previously drafted out of high school by the Cincinnati Reds in the 33rd round of the 2017 MLB Draft.
— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) June 4, 2019
Another Brevard product was also drafted on Tuesday as Rockledge High graduate and current Florida State Seminole pitcher Drew Parrish was selected in the 8th round, with the 229th overall pick, by Kansas City.
According to MLB.com, the approximate pick value is $184,700.
Parrish, a junior, has an 8-5 record with Florida State this season and has an ERA of 5.07. He’s also struck out 112 batters in 81.2 innings of work.
The MLB Draft continues through Wednesday.
Stay with Space Coast Daily for updates on the draft.
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