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Gilman alumnus Gavin Sheets drafted 49th by White Sox out of Wake Forest

Gilman alumnus Gavin Sheets drafted 49th by White Sox out of Wake Forest

Wake Forest first baseman Gavin Sheets (Gilman), the son of former Orioles designated hitter-outfielder Larry Sheets, was taken No. 49 overall Monday night in the Major League Baseball draft by the Chicago White Sox.

"A lot of power, a lot of walks, little strikeouts; that’s kind of the whole goal to it," scouting director Nick Hostetler told Chicago reporters. "Gavin was an interesting guy for us. He’s a guy we identified early on as a guy we wanted to target. After we made the pick of [Missouri State third baseman Jake] Burger [at No. 11 overall], we actively pursued Gavin right away. He was an instant target. We made the phone call right after and were able to...

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