Charlottesville Tom Sox's Infielder Vinnie Pasquantino bats against the Waynesboro Generals in a patriotic July 4th game at Cville Weekly Ballpark. Special to Daily Progress/ Melody Robbins

The Charlottesville Tom Sox were well-represented in this year’s MLB Draft, with 13 former players hearing their name called during the three-day event. 

Former Miller standout Connor Gillispie (VCU), who was on Charlottesville’s 2017 VBL championship team, was the first former Tom Sox player off the board, going to the Baltimore Orioles in the ninth round with the 258th overall pick. Former Tom Sox standouts Zac Ching (VCU) and Patrick McColl (Harvard) were selected three picks apart in the 10th round. Ching went to the Los Angeles Dodgers with pick No. 311, while McColl was chosen by Oakland Athletics with the 314th pick.    

Old Dominion standout Vinnie Pasquantino, who was teammates with Gillispie on Charlottesville’s 2017 VBL championship team, went to the Kansas City Royals in the 11th round with the 319th overall pick. Pitcher A.J. Franklin (Vanderbilt) also was chosen by Kansas City, going to the Royals in the 17th round (499th overall pick).

Orange County native Bradley Hanner, who currently pitches for Patrick Henry Community College in Martinsville, went to the Minnesota Twins in the 21st round with the 629th overall pick.

Former Tom Sox slugger Dominic D’Alessandro (George Washington) was chosen by the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox in the 22nd round (677th overall pick). Former Charlottesville infielder Dupree Hart (College of Charleston) went to the Washington Nationals in the 26th round (783rd overall pick).

Right-handed pitcher Nick Roth (Randolph-Macon) was selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the 26th round (768th overall pick), while fellow former Tom Sox hurler Brooks Crawford (Clemson) was chosen by the San Francisco Giants in the 29th round (866th overall pick).  Infielder Bryce Windham (Old Dominion) went to the Cubs in the 32nd round (972nd overall pick).

Two former Tom Sox went in the 39th round. Evan Justice (N.C. State) was chosen by the Marlins with 1,161st overall pick and DJ Lee (Richmond) went to the A's with the 1,184th overall pick.

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John Shifflett is The Daily Progress sports editor. You can contact him at (434) 978-7250,, or @John_Shifflett.

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