Pitcher Kyle Wright #44 of the Vanderbilt Commodores celebrates with catcher Karl Ellison #25 after beating the Virginia Cavaliers 5-1 during game one of the College World Series (Getty)
Wright is expected to become the 10th Vanderbilt pitcher selected in the first round over the last 11 drafts, a trend that started when Tampa Bay made David Price the No.
Wright was close with Vanderbilt teammate Donny Everett, who died in a drowning accident on June 2, 2016.
Coach Tim Corbin called Everett “a fun-loving teddy bear and a real Midwest American kid.”
But, Everett balked on a signing bonus of up to $2.5 million in June 2015 to instead play at Vanderbilt, according to CBS Sports baseball reporter Jon Heyman.
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