No Major Impact After First Day of MLB Draft

The first day of the MLB Draft ended without much of an impact on the Gators. Zero current players were taken, but Florida did see two of its signees drafted in the top 60 picks. The current roster will take hits during Tuesday's portion of the draft as the professional teams select rounds 2-20.

The first Florida signee off the board was West Boca High School right-hander Michael Kelly at No. 48 to the San Diego Padres. He was projected as a first round pick before experiencing an up-and-down senior season. Kelly throws in the mid 90s and has a 6-5, 195-pound frame that still has room to grow.

The Padres took Kelly despite being turned down by two current Florida pitchers in recent years. Tommy Toledo was a third round pick by the Padres in the 2008 MLB Draft before turning down their offer and attending Florida. Just last year, the Padres pegged Karsten Whitson as the No. 9 overall pick, but he spurned San Diego to pitch for the Gators this season.

Hudson Boyd was the second Florida signee off the board. The Bishop Verot High School right-hander is one of the more physically mature prospects in the draft. His 6-2, 235-pound frame doesn't have much room to grow, but the product he currently is on the mound was good enough for the Minnesota Twins to take Boyd at No. 55 overall.

First baseman/designated hitter Daniel Vogelbach had a chance to go in the first 60 picks, but he wasn't taken. The Bishop Verot slugger is expected to go early when the draft resumes on Tuesday.

Florida reliever Nick Maronde should be the first current Florida player off the board, followed by right fielder Preston Tucker and relief pitcher Anthony DeSclafani.

The MLB draft resumes at noon on Tuesday.

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