Several Gators selected on final day of draft
Florida starting quarterback Jeff Driskel drafted by Red Sox
Published: Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 5:50 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 5:50 p.m.
Several Florida Gators were taken in Major League Baseball's June Amateur draft.
On Saturday, Florida pitcher Johnny Magliozzi was drafted by the New York Mets in the 17th round, making him the third UF huler selected. Magliozzi went 4-2 with a 2.67 ERA and 12 saves while striking out 57 in 67.1 innings pitched as a sophomore.
Senior infielder Cody Dent was the next Florida player on the draft board, going in the 22nd round to the Washington Nationals. Dent, who was known for his glove more than his bat while at Florida, finished the year at .169 with one home run and 13 RBIs.
Also selected Saturday was Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel, who played baseball in high school at Oviedo Hagerty. Driskel, drafted by the Boston Red Sox with the 863rd pick in the 29th round, had ideas of juggling football and baseball upon his arrival in Gainesville, but has been a full-time football player ever since and is the Gators' starter at quarterback.
Pitcher Karsten Whitson (Washington Nationals) and outfielder Taylor Ratliff (Arizona Diamondbacks) were taken in later rounds on Saturday.
Jonathon Crawford was picked in the first round Thursday by Detroit, while Daniel Gibson was picked in the seventh round Friday by Arizona.
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