Being selected in the MLB Draft is a tremendous accomplishment and honor for hardworking, talented, and dedicated young men. The MLB Draft also offers a tremendous source of pride for the 6-4-3 DP Baseball organization when one our own is validated with an opportunity to become a professional baseball player. From 2008-2016, thirteen (13) total players within the 6-4-3 DP Baseball organization have been selected in the MLB Draft. Until today, Kent Emanuel, 6-4-3 alum and current player in the Houston Astros organization, held the highest draft position in 6-4-3 history. Kent was selected 74th overall in the 2013 MLB Draft (3rd round).
Late this evening, Drew Waters, a member of 6-4-3’s Class of 2017, was selected in the 2nd round of the 2017 MLB Draft by the Atlanta Braves with the 41st overall pick. Drew is one of 6-4-3’s most decorated players and is now its highest draft pick to date. From the age of 14 to 18, Drew competed as a member 6-4-3’s academy teams. In that span of time, Drew earned the following honors:
2016 6-4-3 Organization Wide Player of the Year
2016 All 6-4-3 Defensive Team & 2016 All 6-4-3 Offensive Team
2014 All 6-4-3 Offensive Team
2014 15u Cougars Player of the Year
2013 All 6-4-3 Offensive Team
In each of the last three years, the hometown Atlanta Braves have selected a 6-4-3 player:
2017 – Drew Waters (OF) 2nd Round selection
2016 - Matt Rowland (RHP) 11th Round selection
2015 - Stephen Moore (RHP) 10th Round selection
Drew recently graduated from Etowah High School where he was the center fielder on Etowah’s 2017 State Championship baseball team and winner of many awards. Drew is currently committed to play college baseball at the University of Georgia next fall.
As an organization, we (6-4-3) are very proud of our current, former and alumni players. Tonight we are especially proud of Drew and the evolution of his game. We look forward to following the next exciting chapters in Drew’s baseball career.