Tar Heel MLB Draft Tracker

North Carolina's 2010 season concluded on Sunday, but the developments over the following three days have a major impact on next season and beyond. InsideCarolina.com tracked the selections of UNC players and signees in this week's MLB Draft.

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1 7 Matt Harvey RHP UNC Junior New York Mets
2 52 Stetson Allie RHP UNC Signee Pittsburgh
3 110 Sean Coyle SS UNC Signee Boston
5 148 Connor Narron SS UNC Signee Baltimore
14 421 Ty Linton OF UNC Signee Arizona
19 567 Kent Emanuel LHP UNC Signee Pittsburgh
22 660 Nate Striz RHP UNC Junior Cleveland
23 686 Colin Bates RHP UNC Junior Washington
24 736 Jake Cole RHP UNC Signee Texas
38 1141 Matt Roberts C UNC Signee Arizona
40 1205 Andrew Smith RHP UNC Signee Oakland
45 1346 Jeff Bouton OF UNC Signee Washington

RHP - 6-4, 225 - Junior
Earned First-Team All-ACC honors after posting 8-3 record and 3.09 ERA, while recording 102 strikeouts in 14 starts. No. 9 on the UNC all-time strikeout list and No. 10 in wins. Was third-round pick in 2007 MLB Draft before opting for UNC.
RHP - 6-4, 225 - Lakewood (Ohio) St. Edward
Consistently hits upper 90s with his fastball. Posted a 9-1 record, 1.29 ERA and 134 strikeouts in 60 innings as a senior. Is a talented third baseman, who hit over .400 every year in high school, but will be drafted as a pitcher.
Round 3 - SEAN COYLE
MINF - 5-9, 175 - Chalfont (Pa.) Germantown
Scouts talk of his surprising power for his small frame. Batted .529 with 13 home runs, 50 RBI and 20 stolen bases in 20 attempts as a senior. Older brother Tommy is a freshman at UNC and the starting second baseman.
INF - 6-3, 190 - Goldsboro (N.C.) Aycock
Played in the prestigious Aflac All-American Game last summer. Switch-hitter batted .317 with 7 home runs and 30 RBI for his senior season. His father, Jerry, played 10 MLB years and was a manager for five.
Round 14 - TY LINTON
OF - 6-2, 215 - Charlotte (N.C.) Christian
Now the highest-ranked draft prospect in N.C. Batted .448 with 10 home runs and 43 RBI as a senior. Also a well regarded football prospect, projecting as a college LB/S, he signed a football letter of intent with UNC in February.
LHP - 6-4, 190 - Woodstock (Ga.) HS
Posted 6-1 record with a 0.92 ERA as a junior, striking out 114 and walking eight in 58.2 innings. Also was a basketball standout, earning all-region honors and finishing second on the Woodstock all-time scoring list.
Round 22 - NATE STRIZ
RHP - 6-2, 229 - Junior
Saw limited action this past season, pitching only 9.1 innings. Registered 4.12 ERA in 26 appearances in 2009. Made 59 career appearances out of the bullpen. Was fifth-round pick in 2007 MLB Draft before opting for UNC.
Round 23 - COLIN BATES
RHP - 6-1, 170 - RS Junior
Posted 6-2 record and 3.76 ERA this past season, and finished UNC career with a 3.26 ERA, 16-7 record and 185 strikeouts in 182.0 innings. Repeat member of ACC Academic Honor Roll and All-ACC Academic Baseball Team.
Round 24 - JAKE COLE
RHP - 6-4, 235 - Tucson (Ariz.) Sahuaro
Was 9-0 with a 1.08 ERA, while batting .455 with eight home runs. Initially tracked as a hockey prospect, drafted in 2006 by the Western Hockey League. Finished high school with a 3.7 GPA and plans to stud pre-med.
C - 6-1, 200 - Graham (N.C.) High
Scouts have highlighted his defensive skills as a catcher, though his offensive numbers took off as a senior, batting .500, with 56 RBI and 11 home runs. Was named North Carolina's Gatorade Player of the Year.
RHP - 6-2, 190 - Roswell (Ga.) High
Not a power pitcher, but valued highly for being a polished performer, with a mature command of his arsenal. Was the ace on a squad that peaked mid-season at No. 1 in the Ga. 5A rankings. Posted a 1.98 ERA his senior season.
Round 45 - JEFF BOUTON
OF - 6-1, 205 - Wilmington (N.C.) Hoggard
Was an unknown prospect after two injury-plagued seasons, but a his stock skyrocketed after a standout performance at the State Games in the summer of 2009. He then batted .462 with 8 home runs and 32 RBI as a senior.

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