Gators News: Florida baseball loses three commits to MLB draft

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Welcome back from another weekend as the summer continues to simmer the Sunshine State. The latest news from around the Gators Nation has been mostly recruiting, the Olympics and the two professional drafts taking place this month. Our main story today deals with the latter as Major League Baseball kicked off its 2021 amateur draft on Sunday night, which included a trio of highly-coveted prep prospects who had committed to coming to Gainesville but now have their eyes set on big-league aspirations. Here is a look at who got picked.

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https://twitter.com/tedcahill/status/1414417820784463874 The baseball team got some bad news yesterday — if you want to call it that — when three of its highly-prized incoming commits were selected among the first 30 picks of the 2021 MLB draft. First to go was pitcher Andrew Painter, who was snagged at No. 13 by the Philadelphia Phillies, followed by pitcher Chase Petty, who was taken at No. 26 by the Minnesota Twins, and finally, outfielder Jay Allen, who was selected at No. 30 — a spot that is typically the last of the first round, but due to sanctions on the Houston Astros became compensation pick — by the Cincinnati Reds. Current centerfielder Jud Fabian was expected to get the call but failed to hear his name on the first day. The MLB draft continues today with rounds 2 through 10 starting at 1 p.m. EDT on MLB.com.

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