UF signee Holmes picked 22nd in MLB draft by Los Angeles Dodgers

Conway (S.C.) High pitcher Grant Holmes, left, talks with Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda at the MLB draft Thursday in Secaucus, N.J. (AP Photo)

Published: Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 10:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 10:09 p.m.

Florida baseball signee Grant Holmes heard his named called in the opening round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft on Thursday, as the Los Angeles Dodgers selected the right-handed pitcher with the 22nd overall pick in Secaucus, N.J.

Holmes, who was in attendance for the draft, went 4-1 his senior season at Conway (S.C.) High with a 0.35 ERA and 82 strikeouts. Listed at 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds, Holmes signed with UF in November and was recently named his state's Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year.

He is ranked as the No. 5 college prospect in the nation by MaxPreps.com and Perfect Game USA.

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