Kevin Smith (6-4-3 Class of 2015) becomes 3rd highest MLB Draft pick in 6-4-3 history

Kevin Smith (6-4-3 Class of 2015) becomes 3rd highest MLB Draft pick in 6-4-3 history

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Since its creation in 2007, 6-4-3 DP Baseball has experienced many reasons to celebrate and many “firsts” to share.  In our short existence as a best-in-class baseball academy, 253 student-athletes (and counting) from 6-4-3 have earned the opportunity to play collegiate baseball.  In addition, twenty-one (21) total players within the 6-4-3 organization have been selected in the MLB Draft from 2008-2017.  

The 2018 MLB Draft held June 4-6 was another significant and historic event for the 6-4-3 DP Baseball organization.  2018 is the sixth consecutive year that a 6-4-3 player/alum has been drafted.  To date, twenty-two players from within the 6-4-3 organization (including 2018 draftee) have been selected in the MLB Draft.    

6-4-3 extends a hearty congratulations to Kevin Smith (6-4-3 Class of 2015 and LHP for the University of Georgia) for being selected in the 7th round of the 2018 MLB Draft by the New York Mets with the 200th overall pick.  As a prep athlete, Kevin played for Dunwoody High School and 6-4-3 DP Baseball during several summer/fall seasons.   Please click here to read a feature article on Kevin by UGA Baseball.
Kevin Smith is now the third highest drafted player in 6-4-3's history having been selected with the 200th overall pick in the 2018 MLB Draft.  Notes: Drew Waters was taken 41st overall in th 2017 MLB Draft and remains the highest drafted 6-4-3 player in the organization's history.  Kent Emanuel was taken 74th overall in the 2013 MLB Draft and remains the 2nd highest drafted player in 6-4-3’s history.  Sean Guenther was selected in the 2017 MLB Draft with the 209th overall pick and is now the 4th highest drafted player in 6-4-3’s history.

2018 is the sixth consecutive year that a 6-4-3 player/alum has been selected in the MLB Draft.   6-4-3 would also like to congratulate former player, Davis Sharpe, who was selected in the 2018 MLB Draft as well.

Being selected in the MLB Draft is a tremendous accomplishment and honor for hardworking, talented, and dedicated young men and their supportive families. 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.  6-4-3 is incredibly proud of the young men who have had their name called in the MLB Draft.  Prior to this year’s draft selection of Kevin Smith, 6-4-3 has proudly witnessed twenty-one players earn a selection in the MLB Draft:
Year Player High School Round Team
2018 Kevin Smith, LHP Dunwoody 7th New York Mets (A)
2017 Drew Waters, OF Etowah 2nd Atlanta Braves (A)
2017 Sean Guenther, LHP Marist 7th Miami Marlins (A)
2017 Sam Fuller, RHP Whitefield Acad. 14th Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (A)
2017 Jonathan Pryor, OF Woodward Acad. 19th Washington Nationals (A)
2017 Connor Johnstone, RHP Roswell 21st Atlanta Braves (A)
2017 Jackson Lourie, RHP Lovett 24th Atlanta Braves (A)
2017 Charlie Madden, C Dunwoody 24th Boston Red Sox (A)
2017 Jim Voyles, RHP Holy Innocents 38th St. Louis Cardinals  (A)
2016 Josh Merrigan, OF Walton 10th  Texas Rangers 
2016 Matt Rowland, RHP Pope 11th Atlanta Braves (A)
2016 Charlie Madden, C Dunwoody 25th Chicago White Sox
2016 Grayson Harbin, RHP Allatoona 35th New York Mets
2015 Stephen Moore, RHP Walker   10th Atlanta Braves *Fulfilling Military Service (A)
2015 Zach Bowers, C Harrison 24th San Francisco Giants 
2015 Chris Cullen, C West Forsyth 38th Oakland Athletics *Currently at South Carolina
2015 Dylan Kelly, C Centennial FA Arizona Diamondbacks
2014 Michael Branigan, C Forsyth Central 22nd Arizona Diamondbacks
2013 Kent Emanuel, LHP Woodstock 3rd Houston Astros (A)
2013 Jared Breen, SS Sprayberry 23rd Baltimore Orioles
2010 Mathew Price, RHP Walker 8th Boston Red Sox
2010 Andrew Smith, RHP Roswell 40th Oakland Athletics
2009 Derek Thomas, OF Roswell 44th Boston Red Sox

Key: (A)- Active Status         FA- Free Agent Signee