A total of seven Florida State Baseball players heard their names called during the 2015 MLB Draft. Four of the seven drafted were seniors on the team, and will continue their playing careers after college regardless. The three underclassmen selected have a huge decision to make, whether they return to Florida State, or leave early and sign pro. Here is a full update on the Florida State draftees.
DJ Stewart was selected in the first round, 25th overall by the Baltimore Orioles. The Junior outfielder signed a contract with the Orioles at Camden Yards on June 27th for the slot value of just over $2 million. He had nothing but great things to say about Florida State on an Instagram post, saying that he owed everything to them.
Senior catcher Danny De La Calle, ninth round pick of the Tampa Bay Rays, has signed a contract with the team, getting a $7,500 signing bonus.
Senior closer Billy Strode also signed a deal with the team that drafted him, the Cleveland Indians. Strode signed for $5,000 even though the allotted 10th round slot value was $149,700. Seniors don't have much leverage.
Dylan Silva, despite being a Junior, has signed a contract with the Seattle Mariners after being drafted in the 11th round. He greatly improved his stock after an amazing second half to his season.
The most interesting name on this list, Sophomore pitcher Boomer Biegalski, has yet to sign with the Oakland A's after being drafted in the 14th round. After his first full season in Tallahassee, Biegalski emerged as the front runner of the staff, taking home ACC Tournament MVP. It's 50/50 if Boomer will sign or return to FSU for another year.
Bryant Holtmann, selected in the 24th round by the Arizona Diamondbacks, signed a contract with the team. The former senior pitcher will head to Missoula to play for the Ospreys at the Advanced Rookie level.
Senior outfielder, Josh Delph, has also agreed to a contract, signing with the Los Angeles Angles of Anaheim. He was selected in the 37th round, and was the last Seminole player to get drafted.