MLB Draft coming out party for Deer Creek
State championships are nice but this might rank right up there for the Deer Creek baseball program.
One day after another there was an Antler or former Antler being selected in the MLB Draft. Deer Creek is in a unique position in terms of location. It’s like its own isolated community.
But that’s part of what makes it special, baseball coach Ron Moore said. It wasn’t just Michael Fulmer, Brian Anderson and Derek Vaughn celebrating, the whole Deer Creek community played a role.
“This is an accumulation of not just one person but of the whole program,” Moore said. “One of the things we talk about is individual recognition comes from team success.”
It started Monday night when Fulmer, a right-handed pitcher, was selected by the New York Mets with the 44th overall selection. Anderson followed Tuesday afternoon when chosen by the Minnesota Twins in the 20th round.
Anderson was an interesting case because Moore said Anderson was being looked at hard by some teams as early as the ninth round as a pitcher. However, Anderson chose to enter the draft as a shortstop. It made him fall a little bit down the draft, but he’s still in a pretty good spot.
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