SPRINGFIELD, Mo–The major league baseball June amature draft started Thursday night with MLB picking rounds one and two.
Teams will be drafting high school seniors and college players, most likely seniors or eligible juniors.
In our Bear Nation report, Missouri State players like Spencer Johnson and Sam Perez hope to hear their name called over the next few days.
Meanwhile a trio of Missouri State Bears were named freshmen All-Americans Thursday.
Pitcher Dylan Coleman, shortstop Jeremy Eierman and outfielder Hunter Steinmetz were named to the team by Collegiate Baseball.
Coleman was 6-4 as a weekend starting pitcher and was fifth in the Valley in strikeouts.
Eierman belted nine homers and drove in 48 runs.
In conference play, Eierman led the league with 25 RBI.
And Steinmetz hit .317 and started all 59 games as a Bear.