Kevin McCarthy, Zach Shank, Henry Hirsch, Sean Hagan selected in MLB draft
Two days after Rye native Colin Moran was picked sixth overall by the Miami Marlins, four other players with Hudson Valley ties had their names called in Major League Baeball's first-year player draft Saturday.
Marist College had two players drafted: junior pitcher Kevin McCarthy and senior shortstop Zach Shank.
McCarthy, a 6-foot-3 right-hander from Malverne, was selected in the 16th round – 474th overall – by the Kansas City Royals. McCarthy, the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference's Co-Reliever of the Year, was 4-3 with a 4.24 ERA and eight saves this season. He struck out 62 batters while walking just 19.
Shank, who is from Lititz, Pa., was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 28th round – 837th overall. He led the Red Foxes in 2013 in batting average (.370), home runs (three), runs scored (50), total bases (109) and slugging percentage (.517).
Scarsdale native Henry Hirsch, a right-handed pitcher from the University of New Haven, was picked in the 22nd round – 659th overall – by the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 6-foot-3 Hirsch, who graduated from Scarsdale High School, was 4-3 with a 3.81 ERA this season, his junior year.
In the 31st round – 933rd overall – the Chicago White Sox selected former Mamaroneck High standout Sean Hagan. The 6-foot-6 lefty from St. John's was 4-7 with a 5.16 ERA this year. Hagan was also drafted last season in the 29th round by the Minnesota Twins.