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Three Diamond Heels Drafted on Day 1

J.B. Bukauskas, Logan Warmoth, and Brian Miller heard their names called on Monday night.

Three of the first 36 picks in the 2017 MLB Draft were North Carolina Tar Heels.

Pitcher J.B. Bukauskas was selected No. 15 by Houston. Bukauskas was 9-1 as UNC's Friday night ace, with a 2.53 ERA in 15 starts. He earned All-America and ACC Pitcher of the Year honors. His 294 career strikeouts places him fifth in school history.

Shortstop Logan Warmoth, picked No. 22 by Toronto, was a member of the All-ACC First Team. He was the team's top slugger, at .554, and led the Heels with 34 extra-base hits, while posting a .970 fielding percentage.

Outfielder Brian Miller was taken No. 36 by Miami. He earned First Team All-ACC honors in leading UNC with a .343 batting average from the leadoff spot in the lineup.

Bukauskas and Warmoth are the first Tar Heels to go in the first round since Colin Moran was picked sixth overall in 2013. The last time UNC put two players in the first round was Dustin Ackley (second overall) and Alex White (15th) in 2009. 


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