As for Ben Cornwell, I was looking forward to seeing him next year after his performance in Corvallis. That very performance probably got him the free agent contract from the Mariners. He has already earned his degree, so staying for glory was about all he had left. He'll report next week to some place in low A ball.
Good luck to all three in the pros.
Matt Taylor, a lefty pitcher that had signed with the Dawgs, decided to go pro after being drafted in the fifth round by the Orioles. To date, he is the only signee to do so, but I wouldn't put money on him being the only one that does.
Final date to sign a contract is August 15th.
Current Georgia Bulldogs In the 2011 MLB Draft
Zach Cone, OF, Texas, 1st Round Compensation, 37th overall
Cecil Tanner, RHP, Oakland, 23rd Round, 706th overall
Michael Palazzone, RHP, 24th Round, 731st overall
Johnathan Taylor, OF, Texas, 33rd Round, 1,014th overall
Tyler Maloof, RHP, Cleveland, 34th Round, 1,028th overall
Peter Verdin, OF, Washington, 39th Round, 1,177th overall
Chase Davidson, OF, Houston, 41st Round, 1,240th overall
2011 Bulldog Recruiting Class
Dante Bichette, Jr., INF, N.Y. Yankees, 1st Round Compensation, 51st overall
Tyler Palmer, INF, Florida, 4th Round, 133rd overall
Patrick Leonard, INF, Kansas City, 5th Round, 156th overall
Matthew Taylor, LHP, Baltimore, 5th Round, 155th overall
Nick Delmonico, C/INF, Baltimore, 6th Round, 185th overall
Tyler Greene, INF, Philadelphia, 11th Round, 361st overall
Jarrett Brown, LHP, Boston, 23rd Round, 712th overall
Mike Mancuso, RHP, Chicago White Sox, 46th Round, 1,401st overall
David Sosebee, RHP, Boston, 48th Round, 1,462nd overall
Hunter Cole, OF, Washington, 49th Round, 1,477th overallHeath Holder, OF/RHP, Colorado, 50th Round, 1,518th overall