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Five Gators selected in 2016 Major League Baseball Draft: The five were selected in the first or second round of the MLB Draft last night. Rounds three through 10 will be selected today beginning at 1:00 p.m. on MLB.com and rounds 11-40 will be selected on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. on MLB.com. (Daniel Apple, Florida Gators; Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun; Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel)
The Gators drafted last night were:
A.J. Puk - 6th overall to the Oakland A's
Dane Dunning - 29th overall to the Washington Nationals
Logan Shore - 47th overall to the Oakland A's
Buddy Reed - 48th overall to the San Diego Padres
Peter Alonso - 64th overall to the New York Mets
Florida freshmen have postseason impact: Jonathan India, Deacon Liput, Nelson Maldonado, and Danny Reyes played a big role in Florida's regional tournament victories. (Luis Torres, Palm Beach Post)
Buddy Reed hasn't reached his ceiling: Reed was drafted 48th overall last night by the San Diego Padres but Florida coach Kevin O'Sullivan thinks he isn't close to touching the ceiling on his potential. (Aaron Brand, Gainesville Sun)
Florida and Florida State both looking to win first College World Series: Of course the only team that will get to continue that quest is the one who wins this weekend's Super Regional. FSU has played in 21 College World Series while Florida has played in nine, but neither team has ever won it all. (Garry Smits, Florida Times Union)
All five SEC teams favored to win Super Regionals, advance to Omaha: Florida is favored among SEC teams to win the College World Series and is given the third best odds overall to win, behind Louisville and Miami. (Philip Rossman-Reich, SEC Country)
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