"I think this means I am probably going to play baseball," Avery said with excitement. "The only way I don't see myself doing that is if something happens wrong with the contract."
Avery said he was drafted "pretty much where I thought I would go". The Cedar Grove product was hosting a party at his house this evening – a celebration for the achievement of being drafted so high.
"My parents are real proud of this," Avery said. "I am excited to get to play baseball."
Avery's likely move fulltime to baseball is not a stunner. Many baseball experts thought he would likely be drafted in the first three rounds of today's draft. As early as eight months ago Avery conceded that it would be hard to pass up baseball if he was drafted "in the first couple of rounds" of the draft.