Vanderbilt shortstop Dansby Swanson was drafted No. 1 overall by the Diamondbacks earlier this evening. Vandy was in action today, beating Illinois to earn a return trip to the College World Series, so he was surrounded by his teammates and family at the time. Here’s his reaction:
Great stuff. Swanson’s teammates, right-handers Carson Fulmer and Walker Buehler, were taken later in the first round. Fulmer was selected No. 8 overall by the White Sox while Buehler was picked by the Dodgers at No. 24 overall. A lot to celebrate today.