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MLB goes after FSU 2016 baseball recruits

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Florida State baseball head coach Mike Martin and his staff put together a top five or six recruiting class for 2016. The Seminoles received commitments from five of the nation’s top 100 players to join an already young team for the 2017 season. Unfortunately for the Seminoles, this is a good news/bad news story. Day one of the Major League Baseball Draft saw three of FSU’s commitments drafted in the first round. Instead of playing before noisy crowds at Dick…

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Gator could be top pick in MLB draft

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On Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Eastern, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred will stroll to the podium to announce the first pick of the 2016 draft. After that, little is certain. The state of Florida is often good for as many as five or six first round selections. This year perhaps only two players will be top 25 selections and perhaps only two more will be taken in the first round. A consensus does not yet exist for the top…

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