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MLB Draft: Players from the Carolinas taken in the first 10 rounds

Former Blythewood standout Jordyn Adams was taken in the first round of the Major League Baseball Draft on Monday, June 4, 2018.
Former Blythewood standout Jordyn Adams was taken in the first round of the Major League Baseball Draft on Monday, June 4, 2018. newsobserver.com

The 2018 MLB Draft began on Monday night, and a number of players from the Carolinas have heard their names called since. Here’s a list of all 31 players drafted from a high school or college in North or South Carolina, according to the MLB Draft Tracker, through the first two days of the draft.

Jordyn Adams (first round, 17th overall by Los Angeles Angels)

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Jordyn Adams (2) of Green Hope moves the ball against the pursuit of Myles Speller (10) of Jordan. The Green Hope Falcons visited the Jordan Falcons in a high school football game on Oct. 27, 2017. Green Hope won 48-20.

Height/Position: 6-foot-2 outfielder

School: Green Hope High (Cary)

Fast Fact: Adams was committed to UNC as a wide receiver, with a walk-on spot on the baseball team also promised to him. On Tuesday, a day after being drafted, he announced on Twitter that he would leave college behind and pursue a pro baseball career.

Seth Beer (first round, 28th overall by Houston Astros)

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Seth Beer leads Clemson with 20 home runs this season. Jeff Blake jblake@thestate.com

Height/Position: 6-foot-3 outfielder

School: Clemson

Fast Fact: Beer became the first freshman to win the Dick Howser Trophy, presented to college baseball’s player of the year, in 2016. He hit .301 with 54 RBIs and 22 home runs as a junior.

Griffin Roberts (competitive balance round, 43rd overall by St. Louis Cardinals)

Height/Position: 6-foot-3 right-handed pitcher

School: Wake Forest

Fast Fact: Roberts was picked in the 29th round last year, but chose to return to Wake Forest. As the Deacons’ Friday starter, he went 5-4 with a 3.82 ERA and an ACC-best 130 strikeouts.

Griffin Conine (second round, 52nd overall by Toronto Blue Jays)

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Duke’s Griffin Conine (9) sprints to home after connecting for a home run in the second inning to give Duke a 1-0 lead over North Carolina on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, N.C. Robert Willett rwillett@newsobserver.com

Height/Position: 6-foot-1 rightfielder

School: Duke

Fast Fact: The son of former major leaguer Jeff Conine, he helped the Blue Devils beat Georgia twice on Monday to advance to their first Super Regional.

Owen White (second round, 55th overall by Texas Rangers)

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China Grove Carson High pitcher Owen White, the N.C. Gatorade player of the year, was selected in the second round of the MLB draft Monday. Langston Wertz Jr. lwertz@charlotteobserver.com

Height/Position: 6-foot-3 right-handed pitcher

School: Jesse Carson High School (China Grove)

Fast Fact: When White was 15 years old, he hit 90 miles per hour while pitching for the South Charlotte Panthers.

Ryan Jeffers (second round, 59th overall by Minnesota Twins)

Height/Position: 6-foot-4 catcher

School: UNC-Wilmington

Fast Fact: He was one of three Seahawks to start all 62 games and led the team with 16 home runs.

Carlos Cortes (third round, 83rd overall by New York Mets)

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South Carolina Gamecocks left fielder Carlos Cortes (8) celebrates his solo homer during the fourth inning against the Tennessee Volunteers at Founders Park.

Height/Position: 5-foot-7 second baseman

School: South Carolina

Fast Fact: Cortes is hitting .260 with 14 home runs and 44 RBIs for the Gamecocks, who will play Arkansas in a Super Regional this weekend.

Jimmy Herron (third round, 98th overall by Chicago Cubs)

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Duke’s Jimmy Herron (30) runs ahead of the throw to Louisville catcher Zach Britton (34) to score on a RBI by Chris Proctor in the fifth inning during the ACC Championship on Friday, May 25, 2018 at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, N.C. Robert Willett rwillett@newsobserver.com

Height/Position: 6-foot-1 center fielder

School: Duke

Fast Fact: He is the only Blue Devil with more than 50 doubles and 50 stolen bases in his career.

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South Carolina pitcher Adam Hill (15) throws a pitch in the third inning of the 2018 NCAA baseball tournament Greenville Regional at Clark-LeClair Stadium, in Greenville, NC, Friday, June 1, 2018. (Eamon Queeney for The State) Eamon Queeney online@thestate.com

Adam Hill (fourth round, 110th overall by New York Mets)

Height/Position: 6-foot-6 right-handed pitcher

School: South Carolina

Fast Fact: He is 7-5 with a 3.99 ERA for the Gamecocks, and struck out 14 against Charleston Southern in February.

Adam Scott (fourth round, 133rd overall by Cleveland Indians)

Height/Position: 6-foot-4 left-handed pitcher

School: Wofford

Fast Fact: He had a career year on the mound for the Terriers — an 8-5 record, a 3.14 ERA and 137 strikeouts.

Ryley Gilliam (fifth round, 140th overall by New York Mets)

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Clemson pitcher Ryley Gilliam earned the save for the Tigers Friday afternoon against Pitt. Gavin McIntyre gmcintyre@thestate.com

Height/Position: 5-foot-10 right-handed pitcher

School: Clemson

Fast Fact: He spent 2018 as a reliever for the Tigers, racking up a 0.99 ERA, 11 saves and 53 strikeouts in 36 innings.

Dwanya Williams-Sutton (fifth round, 141st overall by the San Diego Padres)

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East Carolina's Dwanya Williams-Sutton, Turner Brown (8), and Charlie Yorgen (3) celebrate with Travis Watkins (19) after he hit a grand slam against Texas Tech during their NCAA college baseball tournament super regional game in Lubbock, Texas. Brad Tollefson Lubbock Avalanche-Journal via AP

Height/Position: 6-foot-2 right fielder

School: East Carolina

Fast Fact: He was an American Athletic All-Conference second-teamer, batting .331 with seven home runs.

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Lake Norman starting pitcher Justin Jarvis would all two early runs against the Huskies. Hough would face the number 1 seed Lake Norman Wildcats in the 4A I-Meck Tournament Championship. Jonathan Aguallo Special to the Observer

Justin Jarvis (fifth round, 155th overall by Milwaukee Brewers)

Height/Position: 6-foot-2 right-handed pitcher

School: Lake Norman High

Fast Fact: Early in his senior season, Jarvis threw a perfect game in a 5-0 win over East Rowan. He struck out the first nine batters and finished with 18 strikeouts. His season stats: an 8-2 record, 1.60 ERA and 95 strikeouts.

Sixth round

  • Andrew Moritz: UNC-Greensboro center fielder; drafted 172nd overall by Atlanta Braves

  • Austin Warren: UNC-Wilmington right-handed pitcher; drafted 181st overall by Los Angeles Angels
  • Rodney Hutchison Jr.: UNC right-handed pitcher; drafted 187th overall by New York Yankees
  • Ryan Miller: Clemson right-handed pitcher; drafted 189th overall by Arizona Diamondbacks

Seventh round

  • Brett Kinneman: N.C. State left fielder; drafted 204th overall by Pittsburgh Pirates.
  • Andrew Wantz: UNC-Greensboro right-handed pitcher; drafted 211th overall by Los Angeles Angels
  • Cody Morris: South Carolina right-handed pitcher; drafted 223rd overall by Cleveland Indians

Eighth round

  • Seth Lancaster: Coastal Carolina shortstop; drafted 227th overall by Philadelphia Phillies
  • Ryan Conroy: Elon right-handed pitcher; drafted 235th overall by Baltimore Orioles
  • Chris Williams: Clemson catcher; drafted 244th overall by Minnesota Twins
  • Alex Royalty: UNC-Wilmington right-handed pitcher; drafted 253rd overall by Cleveland Indians

Ninth round

  • Brian Brown: N.C. State left-handed pitcher; drafted 280th overall by Boston Red Sox
  • Josh McLain: N.C. State centerfielder; drafted 284th overall by Los Angeles Dodgers

10th round

  • Brock Deatherage: N.C. State outfielder; drafted 285th overall by Detroit Tigers
  • Madison Stokes: South Carolina shortstop; drafted 287th overall by Philadelphia Phillies
  • Clark Cota: UNC-Wilmington right-handed pitcher; drafted 293rd overall by Oakland Athletics
  • Kevin Woodall Jr.: Coastal Carolina first baseman; drafted 303rd overall by St. Louis Cardinals
  • Josh Maciejewski: UNC-Charlotte left-handed pitcher; drafted 307th overall by New York Yankees

The2018 MLB Draft continued on Wednesday with rounds 11 through 40. To keep up with picks, follow @MLBDraftTracker on Twitter or visit the MLB Draft Tracker website.

Chapel Fowler: 704-358-5612; @chapelfowler
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