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‘Noles react to MLB draft selections – Florida State University

‘Noles react to MLB draft selections – Florida State University


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'Noles react to MLB draft selections

Here is a list of the Florida State baseball players that were drafted through the first two days of the 2012 MLB Draft:

James Ramsey, SR - 1st round, 23rd pick - St. Louis Cardinals

Jayce Boyd, JR - 6th round, 200th pick - NY Mets

Robert Benincasa, JR - 7th round, 234th pick - Washington Nationals

Devon Travis, JR - 13th round, 424th pick - Detroit Tigers

Sherman Johnson, SR - 14th round, 447th pick - LA Angels

Hunter Scantling, SR - 14th round, 454th pick - Detroit Tigers


Here are quotes from day two selections:

Jayce Boyd, New York Mets

"I am really, really excited," said Boyd on being selected by the New York Mets.  "I got to sit up in the stands (in Howser Stadium) with my family and listen to it (draft online).  For them to be there with me at that point in my life and career is very special to me and it was awesome that we got to experience that together."


Robert Benincasa, Washington Nationals

"It was extremely exciting," said Benincasa on hearing his name being called by the Washington Nationals.  "It definitely is one of the most exciting moments of my life.  It is something that I have looked forward to my whole baseball career especially the last few years at Florida State. This year has been extra special especially with the success I have had, having the draft in mind and it being my draft year.  Things could not have worked out any better.  I am extremely thankful and extremely blessed."


Devon Travis, Detroit Tigers

"It was probably one of the most exciting things I ever heard," said Travis on hearing the Tigers pick him in the 13th round.  "It is such an honor to get drafted and to hear your name being called - there's nothing better.  I am kind of speechless right now.  This moment is a little bit surreal.  It is an honor to get drafted by the Tigers."


Sherman Johnson, LA Angels

"It's awesome," said Johnson on being selected by the Angels.  "It was my last chance to be drafted and it was the first time I have been drafted.  It's definitely an awesome feeling.  It was great to have all my friends and family calling and texting me and saying congratulations.  It's definitely an experience I will remember forever.  The Angels are a first class organization and a lot of their guys in the big leagues are home grown.  I know they just got (Albert) Pujols so that's not too bad and they have always been a great team.  It's going to be exciting and I'm looking forward to it."


Hunter Scantling, Detroit Tigers

"I was thinking it would be the Tigers since I had talked to their scout a lot the last couple of weeks," said Scantling. "Dan (Bennett) texted me and said that he is ready for me to catch up with him.  The chance to play with Dan again and possibly Devon makes this moment that much better because they are both great friends.  I am just glad that I got an opportunity to further my skills and try and make it to the big leagues."

*Quotes courtesy of FSU Sports Information

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