TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Day two of the 2014 Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft came to a close on Friday evening. After 10 rounds of picks, four Seminoles have been selected including Luke Weaver who was selected in the first round Thursday night.
FSU’s day two draftees included Brandon Leibrandt (6th round, 172nd overall pick) by the Philadelphia Phillies, Peter Miller (9th round, 261st overall pick) by the Seattle Mariners and Justin Gonzalez (9th round, 270th overall pick) by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The 2014 MLB Draft will conclude on Saturday, June 7 with rounds 11-40. The picks get underway beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday.
Quoting the 2014 Florida State draft class:
Brandon Leibrandt, Jr., LHP - 6th round (172nd overall pick), Philadelphia Phillies
“It is just a great honor to be drafted by the Phillies. I look forward to what the future holds. I am just real excited right now! The Phillies were a little bit of a surprise. I didn’t think they were going to be one of the front-runners, but they called me at the start of the sixth round, we had a good talk and the rest is history.”
“At the time of the announcement, I was with my mom, dad and brother. Out of everyone I think my mom was the most excited. She went a little crazy, so I had to calm her down. But overall, I just couldn’t have asked for anything more.”
Peter Miller, Sr., RHP – 9th round (261st overall pick), Seattle Mariners
“To see your name flash across the screen is an awesome feeling. The Seattle Mariners are a great organization and I’m thrilled that I have another chance to pursue a career in the major leagues. I would like to thank my family, finance and teammates for all their support these last four years. It has been a fun and memorable journey.”
Justin Gonzalez, Sr., SS – 9th round (270th overall pick, Arizona Diamondbacks
“I was really anxious leading up to that moment. Once I saw my name it felt like a thousand pounds had been lifted off my shoulders. I’m very grateful to the Diamondbacks organization for the opportunity to continue to chase my dreams!”
“I would not have gotten to this point if it weren’t for my teammates and family. I wish the best for my teammates in the coming days and years. Always, Go Noles!”