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Four NC State players selected on 2nd day of 2018 MLB Draft

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Brett Kinneman was the first Wolfpacker to come off thr board

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Brett Kinneman, Brian Brown, Josh McLain, and Brock Deatherage all heard their names called on Day 2 of the 2018 MLB Draft. Kinneman was the first to hear his name called as the Pittsburgh Pirates selected him in the 7th round (204th pick overall).

There was a fire sale on NC State seniors towards the end of the day as Brown, McLain, and Deatherage were all selected within six picks of each other, including McLain and Deatherage going on back-to-back picks to end the 9th round and begin the 10th round, respectively. Brown was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 9th round (280th overall), McLain was drafted for the second straight year by the Los Angeles Dodgers (14th round last year), this time in the 9th round with the 284th overall pick, and Deatherage went with the first pick in the 10th round (285 overall) to the Detroit Tigers.

Junior 1B Evan Edwards should almost certainly hear his name called on Day 3 of the draft. Junior RHP Nolan Clenney and Senior RHP Joe O'Donnell are likely the only other Wolfpack players with a chance of being drafted this year.