Four former Generals picked in 2012 MLB Draft
University of Virginia pitcher Shane Halley was taken by the Kansas City Royals in the 20th round. Halley was mainly a position player in his 2011 stint in Waynesboro, hitting .231 with two homers and eight runs batted in. Halley pitched three and two-thirds scoreless innings in relief, notching one save, in two appearances out of the Waynesboro bullpen.
Halley had a 9-2 record at UVa. in 2012 as a spot starter and long reliever.
Tennessee-Wesleyan pitcher Jeremy Fitzgerald was taken in the 21st round by the Atlanta Braves. Fitzgerald had a 1-3 record and 6.00 ERA in eight appearances for Waynesboro in 2010.
Fitzgerald was 11-1 with a 4.14 ERA for Tennessee-Wesleyan in 2012.
N.C. State outfielder Ryan Matthews was taken in the 27th round by the Oakland A’s. Matthews hit .227 with three homers and 22 runs batted in for Waynesboro in 2009.
Matthews hit .335 with 17 homers and 62 RBI for the Wolfpack in 2012.
Tennessee Tech pitcher Matthew Shepherd was taken in the 31st round by the San Diego Padres. Shepherd had a 1-3 record with a 1.95 ERA in nine games with Waynesboro in 2009.
Shepherd was 4-5 with a 6.12 ERA for Tennessee Tech in 2012.