Socastee grad, CCU signee Thompson goes in round 4

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Socastee High graduate Dylan Thompson has a big decision to make: Continue on his chosen path to play baseball at Coastal Carolina University, or sign a lucrative contract to begin his professional baseball career. Not a bad choice to have to make since both options are attractive, but a tough one nonetheless.

Thompson was selected by the Seattle Mariners in the fourth round of Tuesday’s Major League Baseball Draft. The infielder/pitcher had already signed with the hometown Chanticleers but may not have expected to be the 125th pick overall. He was projected in the fifth to 10th round by many mock drafts, especially since pro teams are often hesitant to pick players who plan to play college ball.

An injury or subpar freshman year could hurt his future draft status, so many agents recommend taking advantage of the guaranteed contract for players picked in the first five rounds or so. If Thompson opts to turn pro, he would like start summer league ball in the Mariners’ organization next week. If he sticks with his commitment to Coastal, he would be eligible to be re-drafted by other teams next season.

Thompson wasn’t the only area player to hear his name called Tuesday. Coastal Carolina catcher Casey Schroeder was selected in the eighth round (232rd overall pick) by the Chicago White Sox, becoming the 22nd Chanticleer selected among the top 10 rounds and the 10th CCU catcher to be selected, joining Larry Raskin (1979), Gary Tremblay (183), Kirt Manwaring (1986), Kevin Schnall (1989), Randy McGarvey, Jr. (2002), Mike Fuentes (2006), Dock Doyle (2007 and 2008), Tucker Frawley (2012) and Will Remillard (2013). Furthermore, his selection marks the 19th consecutive year at least one Chanticleer has been selected , and the eighth consecutive year a Chanticleer has been taken within the first 10 rounds.

Schroeder is coming off a productive junior season with Coastal Carolina, his lone year on the Conway campus. The switch-hitting catcher hit 13 home runs, which ranks 44th in the NCAA and second in the Big South, with nine of those blasts coming from the left side of the plate and four from the right side. He additionally ranked fifth in the Big South by drawing 33 walks. Although he batted just .230, 21 of his 41 hits went for extra bases (eight doubles and 13 home runs) for a .500 slugging percentage. He also posted a .370 on base percentage thanks to his 33 walks and being hit by seven pitches. Schroder drove in 31 runs and scored 41.

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