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Totals of Carolinas-area players chosen at 27

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:

Third Round

Detroit: Grayson Greiner, C, South Carolina (Blythewood High, Blythewood, S.C.)

Atlanta: Max Povse, RHP, UNC Greensboro (Green Hope High, Cary)

Fourth Round

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)

Fifth Round

Arizona: Mason McCullough, RHP, Lander (Crest High)

Washington: Drew Van Orden, RHP, Duke

Tampa: Michael Russell, SS, North Carolina (Hopewell High)

Seventh Round

San Diego: Ryan Butler, RHP, Charlotte (Ardrey Kell High)

Detroit: Joey Pankake, 3B, South Carolina (Easley High, Easley, S.C.)

Eighth Round

Baltimore: Steve Wilkerson, 2B, Clemson

Ninth Round

Toronto: Ryan Metzler, 2B, USC-Aiken

Los Angeles Dodgers: Matt Campbell, RHP, Clemson

Atlanta: Jordan Edgerton, 3B, UNC Pembroke (South Point High)

10th Round

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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