Two Vanderbilt commits were selected in the first 10 picks of the MLB Draft. Whether they will remain with their commitments or make the jump to MLB is yet to be determined. But it appears likely one will be making the jump to the pros instead of attending college.
Third overall pick Ian Anderson of New York appears likely to forgo his opportunity at Vanderbilt and will sign with the Atlanta Braves, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
Ian Anderson said he expects to sign with the Braves soon after his June 23 high school graduation.
— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) June 10, 2016
The Braves appeared to make a bit of a reach on Anderson with the third pick, but he was the guy they wanted, and they were out in full force Saturday to see him pitch in the state semifinals.
Fellow Vanderbilt commit Braxton Garrett was taken with the seventh pick by the Miami Marlins.
It would appear that neither player will be in Nashville to play for the Commodores this spring.