The 2014 Hunlock Series Draft was completed a few hours ago. The managers of the four teams had a plethora of talent to choose from with 74 players drafted over 19 rounds.
THE FIRST ROUND PICKS
On a toss of a coin Blue Dogs had the first pick. Without hesitation co-managers, Charlie Day and Manny Banson, announced that the first pick of the 2014 Hunlock Series Draft is Herts Falcons and Great Britain Under-17 national team catcher, Conner Brown. Brown was the second pick 12 months ago so his market value appears to have gone up over the course of the 2014 season.
Next it was the turn of the Black Widows to make their first pick. Manager Colin Whitton selected pitcher Abel Salas. Salas has had an excellent 2014 season with the Herts Falcons in the NBL both on the mound and with the bat.
White Lightning Manager, Sony Lama, decided to select Herts Falcons shortstop, Ryan Hackel. In Hackel White Lightning has picked up a gold-glove infielder who was also added to the Herts Falcons pitching rotation in the final few weeks of the NBL season.
The last pick of the first round was made by Red Roosters Co-Managers, Glen Downer and Ken Pike. They selected Herts and GB U17 National Team pitcher, Zack Longboy. The 16-year-old was rostered with the Herts Hawks at the start of the year, but finished the season as starting pitcher for the Herts Falcons in the National Baseball League where he has a 100% winning record so far.
FREE AGENTS AND TRADES
The full team rosters determined at last night’s draft are shown here. Several more players have become available as free agents after the draft and they will be drafted 48 hours before the next round of Hunlock Series games. We will keep you updated about free agent signings and trades over the course of the Series.
New players aged 14 or above, regardless of whether they are members of Herts or another club, can be added to the teams at any point. To be added to the teams or for more details contact Herts Baseball Club.
The Series commence on Sunday, 7 September, with all 4 teams in action. The first games start at 1:00pm at Grovehill Ballpark in Hemel Hempstead. Admission is free and fans can enjoy food and drinks at the concessions stand. For complete Series schedule click here.