The TCCAA had four baseball players selected in the 2018 MLB Player Draft this week. Two of the four signed minor league contracts while the other two chose to honor their commitments at the four year level next year.
Hunter Wolfe, sophomore shortstop, from Walters State was the first player taken in the 19th round of the draft. He was taken by the Kansas City Royals, but has chosen to continue his education at Texas Christian University (TCU). This past season, he batted .419 for the Senators with nine home runs and 66 RBIs. He also had 12 doubles, four triples, and 88 runs scored this season.
Hunter Oliver, sophomore catcher, from Cleveland State was the next player taken as the Cincinnati Reds took him in the 21st round. He signed with Reds and was assigned to the Greenville Reds in the Appalachian League. For the Cougars this past year, he batted .412 with 12 home runs and 63 RBIs. He had 14 doubles, two triples, and 58 runs scored also this season.
Wiiliams Woods, freshman right handed pitcher, from Dyersburg State was taken in the 23rd round by the Atlanta Braves. He started 12 games this past season for the Eagles with a 7-3 record. He threw 71 and 2/3 innings with a 3.64 ERA. He had 56 strikeouts while surrendering 29 earned runs and 68 hits. He signed his professional contract with the Braves and was assigned to their team in the GCL (Gulf Coast League).
The final player taken was Paul McIntosh, redshirt freshman catcher, from Motlow State. McIntosh had commited to the West Virginia University and will honor that commitment next season. This past season for the Bucks, he hit .331 with 16 home runs and 48 RBIs. He also had 10 doubles, one triple, and 67 runs scored during the season.