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Columbia's Matt McPhearson selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks with the No. 120 overall pick
Columbia's Matt McPhearson selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks with the No. 120 overall pick

Columbia's Matt McPhearson was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks with the No. 120 overall pick in baseball's amateur draft Friday. The Riverdale Baptist senior plans to sign with the organization. “[I’m] happy, excited, thankful,” McPhearson said when reached by phone after the selection. “It’ll open up the door for me. I’m going to be an Arizona Diamondback. I’m going to work and show them why I deserve to be at the top.” The center fielder was high on many scouts’ lists due to his exceptional speed — McPhearson can reach first base in less than four seconds and ran the 60-yard dash in 6.22 seconds. McPhearson...

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