MLB FIRST-YEAR PLAYER DRAFT SELECTIONS
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ANDRE RANDOLPH, 47th Round, New York Yankees, 2003
An original Golden Falcon in 2000, Andre Randolph was among the first class of four-year Felician baseball players in 2003, and was among the first members of the school's 100-hit club. A native of Franklin Lakes, N.J., Randolph went on to play one season each with the Class-A Staten Island Yankees and the independent Newark Bears. He is the son of former major-league player and manager Willie Randolph.
JERRY VASTO, 24th Round, Colorado Rockies, 2014
A left-handed pitcher, Vasto improved each season as a Golden Falcon before leaving behind one year of eligibility to sign with the Rockies. He capped his collegiate career by being named the CACC Pitcher of the Year, consensus First Team All-Region, and to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Honorable Mention All-America Team in 2014. With a 6-3 record, 1.84 ERA and school-record 79 strikeouts, he helped lead the Golden Falcons to their first CACC championship. Vasto left Felician as its all-time leader in strikeouts per nine innings.
SCOTT De JONG, 32nd Round, Los Angeles Dodgers, 2014
De Jong and Vasto were chosen hours apart on June 7, 2014. A power-hitting first-baseman, De Jong took a "redshirt" season at the University of Connecticut in 2012 before playing two years for the Golden Falcons and becoming draft-eligible. In Felician's CACC championship season of 2014, he set school wood-bat era records of seven home runs, 51 RBI and a .378 batting average. De Jong was named first-team All-CACC, first-team All-Region, and the New Jersey Collegiate Baseball Association Division II/III Player of the Year.