The 2017 Hunlock Series Draft was completed a few hours ago. The managers of the teams had a plethora of talent to choose from with 60 players drafted over 20 rounds.
THE FIRST ROUND PICKS
On a toss of a coin Black Barracudas had the first pick. Manager, Duane Badenhorst, selected Herts Falcons starting pitcher, Tyler Badenhorst. Despite being only 16 he has been one of the stars for the Falcons in the NBL this season so he was among the favorites to be picked first in an online poll which was running prior to the Draft.
Next up was the turn of the Blue Rockers. With their first pick they selected Great Britain and Cologne Cardinals catcher, Conner Brown. Brown was also picked in the first round last year. He has just completed his season in the Bundesliga and everyone at the club is looking forward to seeing him back at Grovehill Ballpark, although opponent players from the Red and Black team, less so.
Next it was the turn of reigning Hunlock Series Champions, the Red Kites, to make their first pick. Manager Matt Jackson selected Herts Hawks pitcher and infielder Louis Hare. Over the years hare has been a leader at every team that he has played for so this is seen as a very shrewd move by Jackson.
FREE AGENTS AND TRADES
The full team rosters determined at last night’s draft are shown here. As more players sign up to play they will be able to join the teams as free agents. 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, 24 September. The first games start at 1:00pm at Grovehill Ballpark in Hemel Hempstead. Admission is free. For complete Series schedule click here.