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June 6, 2011 at 11:00 PM

3 New England Players selected on Day One

Three New England players were selected on Day One of the 2011 MLB Amateur Draft. University of Connecticut OF George Springer, a graduate of Avon Old Farms School, was selected 11th overall by the Houston Astros. Springer's UConn teammate, RHP Matt Barnes, a graduate of Bethel HS in Connecticut, was selected 19th overall by the Boston Red Sox. Springer, a five-tool talent, and Barnes, the ace of the Huskies' staff, helped UConn defeat Clemson this evening, 14-1, to the NCAA Super Regionals, where they will face South Carolina. Click here for Jon Meoli's interview with Springer and Barnes.

A local high school product, Lawrence Academy RHP Tyler Beede, was selected 21st overall by the Toronto Blue Jays. Beede, a 6'4", 200-pound right-hander, has a strong commitment to Vanderbilt University, and it will take a hefty price tag to sign him away from the Commodores. Click here for John Gray's interview with Beede.