Georgia Tech infielder Trevor Craport was selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the 11th round of 2017 MLB Draft.
The first Yellow Jacket to be drafted in the 2017 MLB Draft is infielder Trevor Craport. The Norcross, Georgia native was selected with the 338th overall pick in the 11th round on Wednesday. Craport, best described as a utility player saw most of his time at third base this past season.
This past season Craport started in all 55 games for the Yellow Jackets with a majority of them coming at third base. Craport hit at a .336/.399/.502 slash for the Jackets this past season with five home runs and 30 RBI.
Originally expected to play with the Cotuit Kettleers on a tempory contract this summer in the Cape Cod League, Craport will have a month to decide if he will be signing with Baltimore or will be returning to Tech for his senior season.
In last year’s MLB Draft, two now-former Yellow Jackets went on day two. Both Connor Justus and Matt Gonzalez were drafted in the fifth and sixth rounds respectively. In total, five Yellow Jackets were selected last year in the draft.
With Craport’s selection, the Yellow Jackets have had a player selected in each MLB Draft since 1981. Craport is the 165th player in Georgia Tech history to be selected and the 153rd since 1981, an average of just over four players per year.
A few more Yellow Jackets should go off the board on Wednesday as the MLB Draft comes to a close.