MLB Draft

Shore Trio Drafted
The first 17 rounds of the 2017 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft came and went without a Shore Conference player or alumnus hearing his name called and within a span of 29 picks, three former Shore Conference pitchers got the call every baseball player hopes to hear...
Groome to Boston
Updated at 11 p.m., July 14
Barnegat alum Jason Groome has agreed to a contract with the Boston Red Sox that will guarantee him a signing bonus of $3.65 million, as first reported by Jon Heyman of MLB Network and FanRagSports.com and confirmed by Hudson Belinsky of Basebal America...
Win-Win
On the baseball field, Jason Groome showed this past year he has a pretty good poker face.
As 17-year-old with a mid-90's fastball and one of the best breaking balls of any amateur player in the country, there was plenty of opportunity for bravado and braggadocio...
CBA Duo Drafted
The Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft might not have played out exactly like Brandon Martorano and Luca Dalatri had envisioned, but on the bright side, it is now likely the two will be teammates for at least another three seasons...
Catching the Draft
Five Shore Conference alumni were selected Saturday out of their respective college programs on day three of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
The Texas Rangers selected Jackson Memorial graduate Alex Daniele in the 19th round, the Tampa Bay Rays took Manalapan alum Joe Serrapica in …
Diamondbacks Draft TRN's Rose
After performing well against some of the best prep baseball competition in N.J., Toms River North senior Joey Rose will now have a chance to compete against the best competition anywhere.
The Arizona Diamondbacks selected Rose with their fifth-round selection and the No...
Angels Draft Thaiss
One of the top N.J. natives in this year’s Major League Baseball Draft class is now on track to play with the best N.J. native playing the sport right now.
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim selected University Virginia catcher Matt Thaiss – a graduate of Jackson Memorial High Sc…
Groome to the Red Sox
After some anxious moments over the last two weeks, the wait is over for Jason Groome and it ended with his favorite team picking him in the first round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft.
The Boston Red Sox selected the Barnegat High School senior with the 12th pick of the 2016 MLB Draft, making him…
Familiar Footsteps
It is hard to pinpoint the exact moment that Jason Groome transformed from talented high school pitcher to one of the best amateur prospects in the country, but J.M. Gold recalls the day it dawned on him.
A 15-year-old sophomore at the time, Groome carved up Jackson Memorial High School – one of the …
Draft Preview
In June of 2009, Major League Baseball staged its First-Year Player Draft from the studio of the newly-launched MLB Network for the first time ever in hopes that its event would build toward becoming what the NFL and NBA had developed in their respective versions of the draft...

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