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Tech’s Bradley pegged for first round

Georgia Tech pitcher Jed Bradley is expected to be a high-to-mid-round pick in the major league draft that begins Monday night at 7 p.m.

Bradley, a junior lefthander, has been pegged to go at No. 8 to Cleveland by espn.com draft expert Keith Law (though he could see him going as low as No. 19 to Boston. No link. It’s behind a pay wall.). Baseball Prospectus’ mock draft gives him to Toronto at No. 21. (The Blue Jays took Tech pitcher Deck McGuire last year at No. 11.) Draft expert Jonathan Mayo of mlb.com pegs Bradley as the No. 8 overall prospect and says that he doesn’t have one standout pitch but “does have a very solid four-pitch mix at his disposal.” Baseball America also sends Bradley to Cleveland at No. 8.

Bradley, who had a 7-3 record with a  3.49 ERA, would be Tech’s 10th first-round pick, its second in a row (McGuire) and third in five years (Matt Wieters, No. 5).

First baseman Matt Skole and pitcher Mark Pope, juniors like Bradley, are also expected to go in the …

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Tech knocked out early again

Greetings, all-

Ken here. Sorry for the extended break. My editor Ray was kind enough to let me lay low after the birth of my second child. Mother and child are both well if you’re wondering.
My thanks to Doug for filling in ably for me. Ol’ Doug knows his stuff.
Anyway, on to Georgia Tech’s loss in the NCAA regional round this weekend at Russ Chandler. It’s the fourth year in a row that the Jackets have not been able to make it out of the regional. It’s the third year in a row that Tech has lost on its home field as the region’s No. 1 seed.
The Jackets have bucked some considerable odds with that unfortunate hat trick. In 2009 and 2010, of the 32 No. 1 seeds, 26 made it out of their region into the super regional. Of the six who didn’t, Tech is the only team who fell short twice.
I will note that No. 1 seeds are having a rough go of things this year. Eight No. 1’s have determined their fate as of 11:50 p.m. Sunday. Four are advancing, four have been bounced. So, at least Tech …

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