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June 9, 2015

Niskayuna's Garrett Whitley selected by Tampa Bay in the first round of Major League Baseball draft

picture of Garrett Whitley
Garrett points to the 13th slot on the draft board.


Congratulations to Niskayuna High School senior Garrett Whitley for being selected in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft on Monday, June 8, in Seacaucus, N.J. Garrett was taken 13th overall by the Tampa Bay Rays.

The Silver Warriors outfielder was the highest drafted high school player from New York in 24 years and the first student-athlete to ever be drafted by a professional sports team out of our high school.

We wish Garrett all the best in the future. He has the backing of an incredbily proud community!

The draft came a week after Garrett was named the Gatorade New York State Baseball player of the year. That award recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field.

Read more about the draft in an article on


The Rays welcome Garrett on Twitter! 


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