After five Carolinas-area players were selected in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft Thursday, 22 more were selected Friday.
The headliner was N.C. State catcher Brett Austin, the former Providence High star, who was selected in the fourth round by the Chicago White Sox.
The San Diego Padres selected Austin in the first round of the 2011 draft, but he opted to attend college. Although Austin led N.C. State in batting average and slugging percentage last season, his stock fell in the draft, which could cost him financially.
The recommended bonus for the 54th pick in the 2011 draft was about $1 million. The recommended bonus for the 117th overall pick is $445,000.
Others from the Carolinas who were drafted Friday:
Detroit: Grayson Greiner, C, South Carolina (Blythewood High, Blythewood, S.C.)
Atlanta: Max Povse, RHP, UNC Greensboro (Green Hope High, Cary)
Colorado: Wes Rodgers, CF, Spartanburg Methodist College (J. L. Mann High, Greenville, S.C.)
New York Yankees: Jordan Montgomery, LHP, South Carolina (Sumter High, Sumter, S.C.)
Kansas City: Dawon Burt, SS, (Fuquay-Varina High)
Atlanta: Chad Sobotka, RHP (USC-Upstate)
Arizona: Mason McCullough, RHP, Lander (Crest High)
Washington: Drew Van Orden, RHP, Duke
Tampa: Michael Russell, SS, North Carolina (Hopewell High)
San Diego: Ryan Butler, RHP, Charlotte (Ardrey Kell High)
Detroit: Joey Pankake, 3B, South Carolina (Easley High, Easley, S.C.)
Baltimore: Steve Wilkerson, 2B, Clemson
Toronto: Ryan Metzler, 2B, USC-Aiken
Los Angeles Dodgers: Matt Campbell, RHP, Clemson
Atlanta: Jordan Edgerton, 3B, UNC Pembroke (South Point High)
Houston: Jay Gause, RHP, Faulkner University (West Brunswick High, Shallotte)
Chicago Cubs: Ryan Williams, RHP, East Carolina
Seattle: Adam Martin, C, Western Carolina
New York Mets: Kelly Secrest, LHP, UNC Wilmington (North Davidson High)
Baltimore: Jay Gonzalez, CF, University of Mount Olive
Los Angeles Dodgers: Colin Hering, OF, Coastal Carolina
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