NC State junior shortstop Joe Dunand was selected by the Miami Marlins in the second round (51st overall) in the 2017 MLB Draft.
Dunand, a Miami-native, led the Wolfpack with 18 home runs and 51 runs batted in this past season. He batted .287 in 2017 and NC State reached postseason play in each of the three years he was in Raleigh.
This past season Dunand was named a second team All-American by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper (CBN) and a second team All-ACC Selection.
By going to the Marlins with the 51st overall selection, Dunand becomes the highest selected player from NC State in the MLB Draft since Carlos Rodon (3rd overall to the White Sox) and Trea Turner (13th overall to San Diego) were first round picks in 2014.
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