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Giants Go Pitching, Pick Righty Zack Wheeler Sixth Overall in MLB Draft

Published by on June 9, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

During his tenure as San Francisco Giants general manager, Brian Sabean has never had a problem selecting a pitcher in the first round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

The 2009 version was no different as Sabean and his crew nabbed East Paulding High School right-hander Zack Wheeler from Dallas, Ga. with the sixth overall pick.

Not everybody is a Baseball America geek or follows Georgia high school baseball like they do the Giants, so who is Wheeler?

His résumé speaks for itself. As a senior at East Paulding, he went 9-0 with a 0.54 ERA which included a no-hitter in the first round of the Georgia state playoffs and a two-hit complete game in the quarterfinals where he st...

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