Wolfpack star Andrew Brackman was selected in the first round by the New York Yankees with the No. 30 pick, and the towering righthander's potential replacement was picked a round later.
Fellow Ohio native Scott Moviel, a righthanded pitcher from St. Edwards High School in Berea, Ohio, was selected with the No. 13 pick in the second round and the No. 77 overall by the New York Mets. Moviel reminds many of Brackman because of his athletic background (a prep basketball player) and his imposing 6-foot-10, 245-pound frame.
Moviel originally inked with NC State after considering offers from Wake Forest, Michigan, Ohio State, Tennessee, Arizona State, Texas, Arkansas, Alabama, Auburn and Kentucky.
Featuring a fastball ranging in the low-to-mid 90's and a developing curve, Moviel was 6-4 with a 3.02 ERA and 50 strikeouts in 53 innings during his senior season.
Moviel hails from a baseball family, as two of his brothers currently play professional baseball. Both pitchers, Paul Moviel is playing in the Chicago White Sox's minor league system and Greg Moviel is standing out in the farm system of the Seattle Mariners. It is worth pointing out that both attended college before signing professional baseball deals, and Moviel has stated that he would like to attend NC State. With that being said, the Mets could offer him nearly too much money to turn down, given how high he was selected.
Like Moviel, NC State signee Quincy Lattimore was also selected on the opening day of the draft.
Tabbed the No. 94 player in the 2007 class by Baseball America, Lattimore was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates with the No. 128 overall pick and the fourth pick in the fourth round.
A local product, Lattimore was a key cog in Apex (NC) Middle Creek's vaunted offensive attack. The 5'11, 180-pound outfielder hit .352 drilled 31 doubles and had 30 RBIs as he was also a terror on the basepath and in the outfield.
A very, very good athlete, Lattimore has a lot of upside and is generally regarded as the top outfield prospect in the state.
Both players have major decisions to make. Will it be professional baseball or NC State for Scott Moviel and Quincy Lattimore? Time will tel.