St. Mary's pitcher and former Centennial star Corbin Burnes picked #111 overall in MLB Draft

Posted at 11:11 AM, Jun 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-10 21:43:49-04
Former Centennial pitcher Corbin Burnes was picked 111 overall in the MLB Draft. Corbin went undrafted out of high school before pitching at St. Mary's the last three years. Several draft boards had him projected to be picked in the late first to early second rounds of the Draft before he was finally taken by the Milwaukee Brewers in round four.
Burnes burst onto the board of top college prospects after a summer in Cape Cod followed up by an impressive junior year for the Gael's where he had a 2.48 ERA with more than 100 innings pitched.
He helped lead St. Mary's to a West Coast Conference title and a NCAA Tournament berth before falling to Coastal Carolina in a game he surrendered 4 earned runs in 4.2 innings pitched. The team was eventually knocked out of the tournament after losing to Navy 8-5.
With Corbin projected to go early in the Draft, a small party with family and friends was held at the Burnes' household. But as each team came and went throughout the night his name stayed on the list of top available prospects.
"There's a lot of different projections and a lot of people telling me different things but the draft is crazy," he said.
Corbin's father Rick echoed the unpredictability of the draft calling it an "emotional roller coaster." "You don't know until it happens," he said.
After getting calls from the Brewers Thursday night the team finally drafted him Friday morning. "I know it's not maybe as high as I wanted or what a lot of other people said but the biggest thing is I'm just happy to be picked," Corbin said Friday morning.
He said he's not sure if he'll sign with the Brewers or go back to pitch his senior year at St. Mary's but said he has a couple of days before the team expects his decision.

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