State Report: Utah

The last time a player from Utah was taken in the first round was in 2005, when the Cubs took lefhander Mark Pawelek. The last time a college player had that distinction was back in 1984—four years before C.J. Cron was born—when the Indians selected shortstop Cory Snyder out of Brigham Young. Cron crushed the Mountain West Conference in baseball like Jimmer Fredette did in basketball, hitting .434/.517/.803 with 26 doubles and 15 home runs. He has one of the most exciting bats in this year's draft class, and his presence alone makes it an above-average year for The Beehive State.

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