1179 V4 ch27 Wednesday (3)

["With the eighth pick in the 2020 MLB Draft, the San Diego Padres select Robert Hassell, an outfielder from Independence High School, Thompson's Station, Tennessee."]

Everyone got a little quieter.

"The first high school player to be selected this year." Noah commented. "He's gotta be crazy good to beat you out, Garret."

And he was. Crazy good was even an understatement in my opinion. Like Garret, he played outfield and did some pitching for his high school team. Unlike Garret, he was recognized as a top collegiate prospect going INTO high school. As a freshman, he committed to University of Tennessee. Which changed to Vanderbilt his sophomore year. He's been named player of the year for his county all four years and even Tennessee's Gatorade Player of the Year. He had been to the Little League World Series twice, representing Nashville, Tennessee.


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