MLB Draft 2016: 17 NCAA players selected in first round

The 2016 MLB Draft will take place over the next few days in Secaucus, New Jersey, with the action getting underway on Thursday night.

It was a busy day for teams around the league, with a total of 17 players from the NCAA hearing their names called in the first-round. The first NCAA player off the board was Tennessee Vols third baseman Nick Senzel, who went No. 2 overall to the Cincinnati Reds.

Louisville outfielder Corey Ray, who was one of the Cardinals three first-round selections, was the next college player off the board with the Milwaukee Brewers’ fifth-overall pick.

AJ Puk of Florida, Cal Quantrill of Stanford and Zack Collins of Miami were the only other players to fly off the board in the top ten.

Did your favorite MLB team add one of college baseball’s top talents?

The full list of the 17 NCAA players selected in the first-round of the 2016 MLB Draft can be seen below:

PLAYER SCHOOL MLB TEAM SELECTION
Nick Senzel 3B Tennessee Cincinnati Reds 2nd Overall
Corey Ray OF Louisville Milwaukee Brewers 5th Overall
A.J. Puk LHP Florida Oakland Athletics 6th Overall
Cal Quantrill RHP Stanford San Diego Padres 8th Overall
Zack Collins C Miami (Fla.) Chicago White Sox 10th Overall
Kyle Lewis OF Mercer Seattle Mariners 11th Overall
Matt Thaiss C Virginia Los Angeles Angels 16th Overall
Justin Dunn RHP Boston College New York Mets 19th Overall
TJ Zeuch RHP Pittsburgh Toronto Blue Jays 21st Overall
Will Craig 3B Wake Forest Pittsburgh Pirates 22nd Overall
Eric Lauer LHP Kent State San Diego Padres 25th Overall
Zach Burdi RHP Louisville Chicago White Sox 26th Overall
Cody Sedlock RHP Illinois Baltimore Orioles 27th Overall
Dane Dunning RHP Florida Washington Nationals 29th Overall
Anthony Kay LHP Connecticut New York Mets 31st Overall
Will Smith C Louisville Los Angeles Dodgers 32nd Overall
Dakota Hudson RHP Mississippi State St. Louis Cardinals 34th Overall

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Josh SanchezCAMPUSSPORTS Writer
Josh studied journalism at Seton Hill University. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Campus Sports. Josh is currently a member of the FWAA and USBWA. His work has been featured on Sports Illustrated, ESPN.com, FOXSports.com, CBSSports.com and many others.
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