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June 9, 2009 at 10:34 PM

Three New England Players Selected on Day One

Three New England players were selected on Day One of the 2009 MLB Amateur Draft: Tony Sanchez (C, Boston College), Mike Belfiore (LHP, Boston College), and Eric Smith (RHP, University of Rhode Island). Sanchez, a catcher, was drafted fourth overall by the Pittsburgh Pirates after leading the Boston College Eagles to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1967. He hit .355 with 14 home runs and 48 RBI this season for BC. Belfiore and Smith were both drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first compensation round and second round, respectively. Belfiore, ranked #45 overall by PG Crosschecker, is a 6'3, 220 l.b left-handed pitcher and was a teammate of Tony Sanchez at Boston College. He went 5-1 with a 2.15 ERA and 8 saves for the Eagles this year. Smith, a 6'3" righty and PG Crosschecker's #60 overall draft prospect, went 5-3 with a 4.08 ERA this season for the Rams.

Here are some of the top New England players still available on Day 2 of the draft:

Kyle McKenzie, RHP/SS, Thayer Academy (Tulane Signee), Canton, MA
Daniel Mahoney, RHP, University of Connecticut, Brighton, MA
Michael Yastrzemski, OF/LHP, St. John's Prep (Vanderbilt Signee) Danvers, MA