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Georgia Tech has four players picked on second day of MLB draft

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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets had a successful second day of the Major League Baseball Draft, with five players selected.

Outfielder Daniel Palka was the first off the board, in the third round, 88th overall to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Palka was first-team All-ACC and an All-American. He led the conference with 17 home runs to go with 66 RBI and a .342 batting average.

Zane Evans was next, 114th overall, in the fourth round by the Kansas City Royals. Drafted as a catcher, Evans was one of three finalists for the Johnny Bench Award and first-team All-ACC. He led Tech in batting average at .361.

Ace right-hander Buck Farmer was picked in the fifth round, 156th overall by the Detroit Tigers. He was a two-time All-ACC selection and a semifinalist for the National Pitcher of the Year Award. He was 9-5 with a 2.78 ERA and 122 strikeouts in 113.1 innings.

The final two Jackets off the board came on consecutive picks. Kyle Wren was picked in the eighth round, number 253 overall by the Atlanta Braves, where he'll play for his father, general manager Frank Wren.

Brandon Thomas was gone a pick later. The outfielder went to the New York Yankees.

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