The Florida Gators continue to be one of the top options for baseball players looking to continue their career into professional baseball. Outfielder Sterlin Thompson became the seventeenth player in program history drafted in the first round of the MLB Draft when Colorado snagged him with the 31st overall pick Sunday.
With the 31st overall pick, the @Rockies select @GatorsBB outfielder Sterlin Thompson, No. 29 on the Top 250 Draft Prospects list.
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Thompson also became the 213th player in program history selected in the draft. He is the first Gators taken in the first round since Jonathan India, Brady Singer, and Jackson Kowar in 2018.
Thompson finished 2022 with a .354 average while recording 90 hits, 11 home runs, 51 RBIs and 10 stolen bases.
The slot value for the 31st pick is $2,429,300.
The 2022 MLB Draft will continue through Wednesday.