MLB draft

Montgomery Native Wilson Adams called up to Big Leagues

Former St. James player Wilson Adams was picked up in the 32nd round of the MLB draft by the Milwaukee Brewers.

On Saturday June 11th, Wilson Adams received a call that changed his life. “My dad calls me. Did you hear? As far as I knew my nephew had said his first words or something. He said no, you’ve been drafted.” Adams was picked up in the 32nd round of the 2016 MLB draft by the Milwaukee Brewers. His love of…

AU’s Joshua Palacios drafted in 4th round by Toronto

AUBURN, Ala. (auburntigers.com) – Junior outfielder Joshua Palacios was drafted in the fourth round (No. 132 overall) by the Toronto Blue Jays during the 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft.   A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Palacios batted .385 in 34 games in his lone season on the Plains after transferring from San Jacinto College. He drove in 23 runs with…

Anfernee Grier selected 39th overall by Arizona in 2016 MLB Draft

AUBURN, Ala. (auburntigers.com) – Auburn junior outfielder Anfernee Grier was selected 39th overall Thursday by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the compensation A round of the 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft. “Anfernee is a homegrown talent from right down the road in Phenix City,” Auburn head coach Butch Thompson said. “He came to Auburn and developed not only into first team All-American,…