Two Deacs Drafted in Second Round
June 13, 2017

Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeBaseball)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Wake Forest junior Stuart Fairchild and Gavin Sheets were both selected in the second round of the 2017 MLB Draft on Monday night.

A Seattle native, Fairchild was drafted 38th overall by the Cincinnati Reds, as the second pick of the second round.

Sheets went 49th overall to the Chicago White Sox as the 13th pick of the second round.

This marks the first time in program history the Demon Deacons have had two players drafted in the top 50 picks.

Wake Forest had two top-two round picks once before. In 2003, Kyle Sleeth was drafted third overall in the first round, and Jamie D'Antona went 66th in the second round.

Fairchild wraps up his junior season with a team-leading .360 average and 21 stolen bases to go along with 19 doubles, 17 homers and 67 RBIs. In his career, he started 176 games and totaled 230 hits for a .334 average, 53 doubles, 27 homers, 155 RBIs and 47 stolen bases.

Sheets is the ACC's leader in home runs (21) and RBIs (84) this year, also recording a .306 average and more walks (46) than strikeouts (37). He made 155 career starts, missing a month of his freshman season with an injury, and is a .306 career hitter with 28 doubles, 32 homers, 149 RBIs and 83 walks.

Day two of the MLB draft includes rounds 3-10 and begins on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m.

 

 

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