Thursday, June 7
Redshirt sophomore Alex Wood was taken in the second round by the Atlanta Braves, saying soon afterward, "This is a great opportunity to join the Atlanta Braves organization and start a whole new chapter of my baseball career and life."
A total of eight UGA players or signees were selected in the 40 rounds that made up this year's Major League Baseball first-year player draft.
That included the draft's second overall pick in outfielder Byron Buxton and three other picks in the first two rounds, including last season's ace starting pitcher Alex Wood.
While Wood has said he won't be back for his final two years of eligiblity at UGA, instead choosing a career with the Atlanta Braves, there was better news late Wednesday for UGA's current team in that junior shortstop Kyle Farmer is coming back after being drafted by the New York Yankees, according to UGA Sports Communications.
“I’m coming back," Farmer said. "It’s just a gut decision I made on my own. We’ve got a great senior class, and we’re going to take care of business and bring some wins back to Georgia."
In all, MLB teams have until July 13 to sign draft picks.
Here's a summary of UGA's draft contingent ...
OF Byron Buxton (Signee)
1st Round (2nd Pick); Minnesota Twins
3B Joe DeCarlo (Signee)
2nd Round; Seattle Mariners
P Duane Underwood (Signee)
2nd Round; Chicago Cubs
P Alex Wood (R-Soph.)
2nd Round; Atlanta Braves
2B Levi Hyams (Sr.)
19th Round; Atlanta Braves
SS Kyle Farmer (Jr.)
35th Round; New York Yankees
P Sean McLaughlin (Signee)
38th Round; Atlanta Braves
P David Gonzalez (Signee)
40th Round; New York Mets
ON THE AGENDA
The executive committee of the UGA Athletic Association is meeting by conference call at 2:30 p.m. today in order to approve Mark Richt's contract, which should finally -- FINALLY -- be finished more than six months after extension talks first began.
LINK(S) OF THE DAY
Vince Dooley told ESPN's Joe Schad that he'd serve on the BCS committee, if asked, to selected the final four teams.
And well, here's one SEC coach that favored a nine-game conference schedule last week.
TWEET(S) OF THE DAY
I see kids interview about when they faced me , lol and they say everything that didn't happen , but if I wasn't me I would do the same .
DL/LB recruit Robert Nkemdiche
lol everybody saying that im in jail lol im in the state of Georgia doing my damn thang!!! glad im outta memphis with yal hating ass!
DB Sheldon Dawson
If your twitter name includes "sexybaby sexydimepiece" ms.thickness" etc.. Or anything close! Chances r .. Ur not. & Dont DM me wit it.
Former UGA DB Brandon Boykin
In Rankin wildin.!! http://instagr.am/p/Lik2MlmvNH/
LB Josh Harvey-Clemons
"No man can avoid being born average, but no man has to stay average." -Satchel Paige
OL Hunter Long
I hate going to fancy restaurants because they don't give you enough food and its high. I rather go to a lil corner place and eat good.
DB Corey Moore
Gonna go see what these young guys on the basketball team looking like in some pick up ball you know I have to bond with both of my teams
TE Jay Rome
I hate when somebody think that every damn tweet about them. The world does not revolve around your ass.
WR Rantavious Wooten
Man I grind hard every morning from 8-11:30 , When I say grind I mean GRIND Cause I train like I'm the best & stay hungry & humble for more
RB commit Derrick Henry
I like the Subway commercial with Michael Phelps & his mom but is he really doing bicep curls w/ a 10lb dumbbell?
Former UGA star David Pollack
Good Morning Athens!
WR Blake Tibbs