Five more Illini drafted on final day


WCIA — Five more Illinois baseball players were selected in the final day of the MLB draft on Wednesday. A trio of Illinois juniors will have a decision to make, turn pro or come back for their final year of college eligibility. Outfielder Doran Turchin was picked by Baltimore in the 14th round. Pitcher Luke Shilling went in the 15th to the White Sox, while outfielder Zac Taylor was selected in the 36th round by Minnesota.

A pair of Illinois signees for next season will also have a choice to make. Jacob Campbell was picked in the 36th round by the Chicago Cubs, while Aidan Maldonado went two rounds later to the Brewers.

Two other Central Illinois players were also picked up on Wednesday. Former Central standout Alec Barger was taken in the 16th round by the Milwaukee Brewers, while Glenwood standout pitcher Jacob Maton was a 39th round selection by the Seattle Mariners.

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