2 Crimson Tide players taken in MLB Draft
TUSCALOOSA, AL (WSFA) - It's been a dream-come-true for baseball players all across the nation as the 2018 MLB Draft has been underway, and the same is true for two Alabama Crimson Tide players.
ACA graduate and junior Alabama outfielder Chandler Taylor and Alabama pitcher Jake Walters were selected on Tuesday.
Walters was taken in the 9th round (267th) by the Miami Marlins. Walters was the first Alabama player selected in this year's draft. This past season, Walters made 14 starts, tied the team lead for wins with four, led the team in strikeouts with 82 and owned a team-best 2.89 ERA.
Montgomery product Chandler Taylor was taken in the 10th round (312) by the Houston Astros. Last season for the Crimson Tide, Taylor belted a team-high 13 home runs. Taylor was a three-year starter while at Alabama and totaled 38 home runs in his career.
The First-Year Player Draft wraps up Wednesday.
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