#WOLFOUT! First Rounders Rodon, Turner Lead Seven Drafted
UPDATED: June 7, 2014
NC State's Carlos Rodon, Trea Turner, Brett Austin, Logan Jernigan, Patrick Peterson, Andrew Woeck, and Eric Peterson were drafted over three days at the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft, tying for the third-most players drafted from a single team in program history.
Rodon and Turner were selected in the first round of Thursday night's MLB Draft, and Austin was selected 108th in the fourth round. Austin joins Rodon with the Chicago White Sox. Rodon was drafted third overall. Turner was the No. 13 pick by the San Diego Padres.
Rodon and Turner became the two highest-drafted players in Wolfpack baseball history, surpassing the mark of No. 26 overall, set by Dan Plesac in 1983. Rodon and Turner join Plesac, Joey Devine (No. 27 in 2005), and Andrew Brackman (No. 30 in 2007) as the fourth and fifth Wolfpackers selected in the first 30 picks of the first round.
Including compensatory selections, NC State has had eight players drafted in the first round: Plesac, Devine, Brackman, Rodon, Turner, Ron Evans (1975), Greg Briley (1986) and Corey Lee (1996).
Rodon finished his career with an NC State record 436 strikeouts and a 2.24 ERA over 50 appearances in 345.2 IP, good for third all-time in NC State history. His 25 wins and eight complete games both rank sixth all-time.
Turner finished his career fourth all-time in ACC history for career stolen bases with 113 on 127 attempts. He owns a share of the single game with five, set during his freshman year at Clemson. His 57 stolen bases during his freshman campaign rank second all-time on the ACC single-season list. At the plate, Turner hit .342 for his career and finished sixth all-time in NC State history with 203 career runs.
Austin led the 2014 Wolfpack with a .344 batting average to earn All-ACC first team honors and finish as a semifinalist for the Johnny Bench Award, recognizing the nation's top catcher. Austin's selection made NC State the third-fastest NCAA school to have three players picked in the 2014 MLB Draft, following Oregon State and Virginia.
Rodon and Turner joined Austin on the All-ACC first team, and represent the first three-time All-Americans in Wolfpack baseball history.
Jernigan went to San Diego (15th round, 447th overall pick), Patrick Peterson to Seattle (23rd round, 681st pick), Woeck to Tampa Bay (31st round, 937th pick), and Eric Peterson to Houston (37th round, 1096th pick). The 2014 draft class finishes tied with 2003 for third all-time at State, behind eight in 2006, and the record of nine set in 2008.