The first day of the 2011 MLB Draft is in the books, and two of the draft's bigger names - Josh Bell and Daniel Norris - are still undrafted as we prepare for day two of the draft, which beings at noon on Tuesday (TV: MLB Network).
Bell, a slugging outfielder from Jesuit Prep School in Irving, Texas, hit a stunning .584 with 13 home runs this year while Norris, a left-handed pitcher from Science Hill High in Johnson City, Tennessee, consistently reaches speeds in the mid-90s.
While the two went undrafted in day one, it doesn't appear as if they will be drafted on day two (or at least won't sign), as the pair seems intent on playing college baseball, according to USA Today.
Bell, a switch-hitter who batted .584 with 13 homers, sent a letter to Major League Baseball indicating he plans to attend the University of Texas. Norris, who throws in the mid-90s, is committed to pitch for Clemson University.
In addition to Bell and Norris, here are a few other college players who went undrafted in the first round that could hear their names called on Tuesday, according to USA Today.
- Matt Purke (P - Texas Christian)
- Josh Osish (P - Oregon State)
- Andrew Susac (C - Oregon State)
- Peter O'Brien (C - Bethune-Cookman)
- Anthony Meo (RHP - Coastal Carolina)
- Alex Dickerson (OF - Indiana)
- Jason Esposito (INF - Vanderbilt)
- Ricky Oropesa (INF - USC)