State players taken in MLB Draft

Posted 6/12/2020

University of Georgia pitcher and former Heritage-Catoosa High standout Cole Wilcox was selected by the San Diego Padres in the third round of the 2020 Major League Baseball June Amateur Draft.


Six Georgia players taken in MLB Draft


Although it was shortened, Major League Baseball continued to poach some of the state's top baseball talent in the 2020 June Amateur Baseball Draft.

For the first time in history, the MLB Draft was comprised of only five rounds.

University of Georgia pitching standout and former Cairo High School great Emerson Hancock was the state's highest pick as the Mariners took him sixth overall.

Meanwhile Decatur High star Jordan Walker was Georgia's only high school product selected. The first-rounder went 21st overall to the Cardinals.

A trio of Georgia college standouts were taken in later rounds. Georgia pitcher and former Heritage High standout Cole Wilcox and Georgia Tech star Michael Gulberg, who played high school at Walton, were taken in the third round. Meanwhile, Georgia Tech outfielder Baron Radcliff was taken in the fifth round. Radcliff played high school at Norcross.

For Georgia players, it was another very good year. Here is a breakdown of Georgia players selected:


Name High School/College Round MLB Team
Emerson Hancock Cairo (Georgia) 1st (6th overall) Seattle
Jordan Walker Decatur 1st (21st overall) St. Louis
Cole Wilcox Heritage-Catoosa (Georgia) 3rd (80th overall) San Diego
Michael Guldberg Walton (Georgia Tech) 3rd (98th overall) Oakland
Zach Daniels Eagles Landing Chr. (Tennessee) 4th (131st overall) Houston
Baron Radcliff Norcross (Georgia Tech) 5th (146th overall) Philadelphia