Draft Day

Florida State looks to end its three-year drought of not making the College World Series when it travels to Arkansas for this weekend's Super Regional. Today, however, the Seminoles will turn their attention the Major League Baseball's amateur draft. Shortstop <b>Stephen Drew</b> is expected to be among the top three selections.

Florida State junior shortstop Stephen Drew plans to relax by casting a line today.

Nothing like a little fishing to keep one's mind off of baseball.

Another line of sorts will be tossed Drew's way with the start of the Major League baseball draft today at 1 p.m.

Drew could become FSU's second No. 1 overall selection if the San Diego Padres select him. However, it's more likey the New York Mets will select Drew with the third pick overall.

Either way, Drew is expected to be the seventh FSU player taken in the first round since 1993.

FSU is also expected to lose designated hitter Eddy Martinez-Esteve. Martinez-Esteve is expected to be taken in the top five rounds. Although just a sophomore, Martinez-Esteve is draft eligible because he turns 21 in July.

Senior pitcher Rhett James also is expected to be drafted today and could go in the first 20 rounds.

Junior catcher Aaron Cheesman could also be selected in the draft, which concludes Tuesday.

More than 1,300 amateur players will be selected in the 50-round draft.

Drew, meanwhile, was pleased with the Seminoles' regional victory over Central Florida on Sunday.

Drew, who has not appeared in the College World Series while at FSU, hit three home runs on the day to help lead the Seminoles past the Knights.

FSU crushed UCF 19-3 in the decisive game.

"Me, Zech and Sauls have been here at least two years now and the other teammates on the team and we've got new guys and as the leaders on the team we're trying to pull everyone together and play as hard as we can, just like in the ACC and you have to give credit to our entire team and the pitching staff and our coaches for the way we've been playing," Drew said.

"Hopefully we can go off to the Super Regional and pull off a few more victories. I've been here three years now and not once have we been to Omaha so hopefully the third time is the charm."

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