UNC MLB Draft Tracker

UNC MLB Draft Tracker

The Tar Heel baseball season ended on Sunday, and next season began on Monday. InsideCarolina.com tracked and profiled the UNC players and recruits selected in this week's three-day MLB Draft that spanned 40 rounds.

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UNC DRAFT TRACKER
RND PICK NAME POS CLASS DRAFTED BY
1A 50 Matt Smoral LHP UNC Signee Toronto
7 226 Jacob Stallings C UNC Senior Pittsburgh
13 417 Michael Morin RHP UNC Junior Los Angeles-A
16 503 Cody Penny RHP UNC Junior Cleveland
16 512 Tommy Coyle 2B UNC Junior Tampa Bay
16 513 Landon Lassiter SS UNC Signee Arizona
26 804 Skye Bolt OF UNC Signee Washington
30 924 R.C. Orlan LHP UNC Junior Washington
39 1196 Korey Dunbar C UNC Signee Los Angeles-D


Round 1A - MATT SMORAL
LHP - 6-8, 220 - Solon (Ohio) HS
No. 13 high school prospect and No. 36 overall prospect in the draft by Perfect Game ... Missed most of senior season due to broken foot ... Posted 1.82 ERA and 45 strikeouts in 32.2 innings as a junior.
Round 7 - JACOB STALLINGS
C - 6-5, 222 - UNC Senior
2nd Team All-ACC, batting .294 and leading the team in doubles (24) and RBI (42) ... Anchored one of the nation's top pitching staffs ... Held opponents to the fewest stolen base attempts in the country.
Round 13 - MICHAEL MORIN
RHP - 6-4, 207 - UNC Junior
1st team All-America, 1st team All-ACC ... Posted 1.40 ERA, 55 strikeouts and single-season school record 19 saves ... Held opponents to nine earned runs in 58 innings ... Named NCBWA Stopper of the Year finalist.
Round 16 - CODY PENNY
RHP - 6-3, 205 - UNC Junior
Appeared in 16.1 innings over 18 games in 2012, including two starts, recording 19 strikeouts and a 6.61 ERA ... Had five saves and a 5.62 ERA (19 Ks in 16 IP) over 22 appearances as a sophomore.
Round 16 - TOMMY COYLE
2B - 5-7, 170 - UNC Junior
Batted .244 with 14 stolen bases, and led team with 53 runs scored, in 2012 ... Named to the Cape Cod All-League Team in 2011 ... Earned 2nd team All-ACC honors as a sophomore, with a .311 average.
Round 16 - LANDON LASSITER
SS - 5-11, 172 - High Point (N.C.) North Davidson
Ranked No. 302 in the nation by Perfect Game ... Hit .489 with eight home runs, 24 RBI and 13 stolen bases as a junior ... Brother, Garrison, committed to UNC but signed with the NY Yankees in 2008.
Round 26 - SKYE BOLT
OF - 6-1, 170 - Woodstock (Ga.) Holy Innocents
Ranked No. 76 in the nation and among Top 500 draft prospects by Perfect Game ... Batted .430 with 22 doubles, eight home runs and and 31 RBI .. Played in Perfect Game All-American Classic.
Round 30 - R.C. ORLAN
LHP - 6-0, 200 - UNC Junior
Team-high eight wins in 2012 with eight wins, led league with 38 appearances, posting 2.21 ERA ... Over 57 innings, had 66 Ks against 11 walks. ... Pitched 19 innings as a sophomore, with 24 Ks and a 3.79 ERA.
Round 39 - KOREY DUNBAR
C - 6-1, 210 - Charleston (WVa.) Nitro
Consensus top prospect in West Virginia ... Batted .462 with nine home runs and 34 RBI as a senior, including a .637 on-base percentage and .901 slugging percentage, through 35 games.

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2012 MLB Draft Schedule
June 4 - Round 1
June 5 - Rounds 2-15
June 6 - Rounds 16-40

The signing deadline for draft picks is July 13.

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