Bobby Brownlie will gather with friends and family this afternoon at a Piscataway restaurant to await his call during the Major League Baseball amateur draft.
Once projected as a top-five pick, it's no certainty that Rutgers' junior right-hander from Edison will be selected in the first round of the draft, which begins at noon.
"It doesn't really matter to me what round," Brownlie said. "As long as I am taken by a team that wants to put a winner on the field, I'll be happy regardless."
Feeling the draft
He remembers precisely the moment everything changed for him: his career, his future, his destiny, his life.
Ask him. He'll tell you.
"May 1, 1999," Bobby Brownlie says. "That's when I knew."
Brownlie was a senior at Edison High School that afternoon at Somerville's Southside Park, and he was pitching against Immaculata, which entered the game 11-0 and ranked second in the state. There were several scouts sprinkled into the crowd of 300, including one representing the Toronto Blue Jays, who thought he was there as a casual observer, checking out Immaculata players.
Once Brownlie hit 90, there was no stopping
Where are they now?
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