Pitcher Cédric De Grandpré was the first Quebecer to hear his name in the major league draft on Tuesday. He was selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 13th round (395th overall).
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The 20-year-old athlete has made a name for himself over the past season with the Chipola College roster in Florida. He claimed an 8-4 record and a 2.80 earned run average. He also had 89 strikeouts in 70 2/3 innings.
The young man from Saint-Simon, in Montérégie, could however decide to ignore major baseball for the moment since he obtained a scholarship to Arizona State University, where he could play in the NCAA.
Later in the day, the Boston Red Sox selected left-handed pitcher Nathan Landry in the 15th round (459th overall).