Five Virginia, North Carolina and Lehigh University ballplayers were drafted in the 2006 Major League Amateur Draft conducted this past Monday and Tuesday.
Detroit Tigers took North Carolina’s ace southpaw pitcher Andrew Miller in the First Round (6th pick overall).
Boston took North Carolina’s ace right hander, Daniel Bard, also in the first round, 28th pick overall.
Cleveland made the pick of the draft (in our judgment), selecting our “Scouting Report” favorite, Matthew McBride, catcher from Lehigh U in the 2nd Supplemental Round, 75th overall.
UVA lefthander, Michael Ballard, was taken by Texas on the 418th pick, and 1b/of Tom Hagan by Pittsburgh on the 1,160th pick overall.