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After breaking records in their baseball team’s season at North Atlanta High School, seniors Antonio Anderson and Isaiah Drake are taking their careers a step further by becoming MLB draft hopefuls on behalf of their alma mater.
While the school has only had five players ever enter for the draft, not only are Anderson and Drake adding two more to the list, but are also expected to be inducted into the MLB by the first 15 rounds, highly regarded as “early” for prospects.
Their coach, Ricky Plante, was amazed by the teenage boys’ immense talent. “These two kids could have played for me in college right away,” he shared to the AJC.
Drake also has professional athleticism in his blood, as his older brother, Kenyon, is a running back for the Baltimore Ravens. However, baseball has proven to be more fitted for the the younger sibling, as he also will become a part of the much needed representation for Black players in the MLB.
While the teammates-turned-friends originally committed to keep playing alongside one another for Georgia Tech’s D-1 program, they are most likely going to skip the college route and head straight to their professional careers.
Source: Black Enterprise