Rodon and Turner were selected in the first round of Thursday night's MLB Draft, and Austin was selected 108th in the fourth round. Austin joins Rodon with the Chicago White Sox. Rodon was drafted third overall. Turner was the No. 13 pick by the San Diego Padres.
Rodon and Turner became the two highest-drafted players in Wolfpack baseball history, surpassing the mark of No. 26 overall, set by Dan Plesac in 1983. Rodon and Turner join Plesac, Joey Devine (No. 27 in 2005), and Andrew Brackman (No. 30 in 2007) as the fourth and fifth Wolfpackers selected in the first 30 picks of the first round.
Including compensatory selections, NC State has had eight players drafted in the first round: Plesac, Devine, Brackman, Rodon, Turner, Ron Evans (1975), Greg Briley (1986) and Corey Lee (1996).
Rodon finished his career with an NC State record 436 strikeouts and a 2.24 ERA over 50 appearances in 345.2 IP, good for third all-time in NC State history. His 25 wins and eight complete games both rank sixth all-time.
Turner finished his career fourth all-time in ACC history for career stolen bases with 113 on 127 attempts. He owns a share of the single game with five, set during his freshman year at Clemson. His 57 stolen bases during his freshman campaign rank second all-time on the ACC single-season list. At the plate, Turner hit .342 for his career and finished sixth all-time in NC State history with 203 career runs.
Austin led the 2014 Wolfpack with a .344 batting average to earn All-ACC first team honors and finish as a semifinalist for the Johnny Bench Award, recognizing the nation's top catcher. Austin's selection made NC State the third-fastest NCAA school to have three players picked in the 2014 MLB Draft, following Oregon State and Virginia.
Rodon and Turner joined Austin on the All-ACC first team, and represent the first three-time All-Americans in Wolfpack baseball history.
Jernigan went to San Diego (15th round, 447th overall pick), Patrick Peterson to Seattle (23rd round, 681st pick), Woeck to Tampa Bay (31st round, 937th pick), and Eric Peterson to Houston (37th round, 1096th pick). The 2014 draft class finishes tied with 2003 for third all-time at State, behind eight in 2006, and the record of nine set in 2008.
NOTE: NC State also had five signees selected: OF Gareth Morgan, OF Raphael Ramirez, LHP Sterling Wynn, 3B Joseph Dunand, and C Scott Manea.
The 2014 MLB draft is complete.
|Carlos Rodon||LHP||NC State||1st Rd -- #3 (Chicago White Sox)|
|Rodon is the first college player off the board. He finished his career as one of the best players ever at NC State.|
|Trea Turner||SS||NC State||1st Rd -- #13 (San Diego)|
|The Padres reportedly coveted Turner and have to be thrilled that he slipped to No. 13 overall.|
|Gareth Morgan||OF||North (CA) Toronto||2nd Rd -- #74 (Seattle)|
|Morgan was considered the top pro prospect to sign with the Wolfpack. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Canadian outfielder projects to play right field on the next level.|
|Brett Austin||C||NC State||4th Rd -- #108 (Chicago)|
|Austin will join Rodon in Chicago with the White Sox.|
|Logan Jernigan||RHP||NC State||15th Rd -- #447 (San Diego Padres)|
|Jernigan struggled at times this year with control, but he has good stuff and has a decision to make on signing or returning to potentially headline NC State's pitching staff.|
|Raphael Ramirez||CF||Pace Academy (FL)||18th Rd -- #535 (New York Mets)|
|A 2014 Perfect Game third-team All-American, Ramirez is a speedy outfielder with terrific upside as a hitter.|
|Sterling Wynn||LHP||Waco (TX) McClennan||21st Rd -- #636 (Texas)|
|A Baylor transfer, Wynn was drafted out of high school by the Rangers.|
|Pat Peterson||LHP||NC State||23rd Rd -- #681 (Seattle)|
|Like Jernigan, Peterson, who could be a weekend starter in 2015, has a decision to make.|
|Andrew Woeck||RHP||NC State||31st Rd -- #937 (Tampa Bay)|
|A senior, Woeck will sign with the Devil Rays.|
|Joseph Dunand||3B||Miami (FL)||37th Rd -- #1058 (Cleveland)|
|The nephew of Alex Rodriguez, Dunand is a power-hitting third baseman.|
|Eric Peterson||RHP||NC State||37th Rd -- #1108 (Houston)|
|Peterson came on late in the season for the Wolfpack.|
|Scott Manea||C||St. John's (MA)||40th Rd -- #1191 (Seattle)|
|The likely replacement for Brett Austin.|