Georgia’s first starting pitcher went off the board to the Marlins at pick 298. Holder is a righthander with an average fastball but fringe-average secondary stuff. He does have pitchability and a solid track record as he was one of the best pitchers in the Cape Cod League last summer. He will be starting for the Bulldogs this weekend as they host N.C. State in a super-regional.
Toolsy outfielder Rashun Dixon goes to the A’s at 304. Dixon is a two sport star and signing the Terry HS native will be a challenge.
Holder’s teammate on the UGA staff Stephen Dodson is selected by the Rockies at pick 317. Dodson is similar to Holder in that his fastball is average and his secondary stuff is not so great. Dodson has been pretty ordinary this season, starting on Saturday’s for the Bulldogs.
The Clemson Tigers see their first player selected as righthander D.J. Mitchell is picked by the Yankees at 320. Mitchell is a 6-foot starter throwing close to 90 mph but with tremendous life and sink. Mitchell was the ace of a Tiger team that had a disappointing season this year, missing regional play for the first time after 21 consecutive trips.