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Maryland baseball: Recapping the 2016 season, plus updates on drafted Terps

Recapping the season with our favorite college baseball podcast.

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Last Wednesday I had the pleasure of talking Maryland baseball with College Baseball Central’s Joe Healy. This was the inaugural podcast in CBC’s series introducing its readers to emerging programs that traditionally have been out of college baseball’s spotlight. CBC is one of the premier college baseball sites and I visit it daily.

Joe and the rest of the CBC staff were bullish on Maryland baseball prior to the 2016 season. So Joe wanted to know what went awry and what turned out better than expected. We touched on a number of other topics, such as Maryland’s facilities and fan support. You can check out CBC's full post for the podcast here.

Updates on drafted players

Rob Galligan was the first Terrapin to sign a professional contract this year after being drafted in 36th round by the Arizona Diamondbacks. Galligan was assigned to Missoula of the Pioneer League. is first appearance was a rough run, with the southpaw surrendering four runs in 0.1 innings. But since then he’s made three straight appearance without yielding a run over four innings.

Mike Rescigno was taken by San Francisco in the 25th round. But as of Monday he had yet to sign,and the deadline is July 15th. Rescigno is pitching in the Cal Ripken Summer League for the moment and doing very well (I’ll have a summer league recap next month).

Mike Shawaryn was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the fifth round, and he hasn't signed yet either. Boston has signed most of their high draft picks, with the exception of first round selection Jason Groome and Shawaryn. I’ll update this when I get further information.

Tyler Blohm was the only draftee in Maryland’s 2016 recruiting class, taken in the 17th round by the Orioles. He has yet to sign a contract, and is pitching extremely well in the Cal Ripken Summer League.