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Fuller ('17) Drafted by Los Angeles Angels
Categories: General, Athletics, Alumni
Posted: 6/14/2017

Congratulations to Sam Fuller ('17) for being drafted in the MLB's 14th round by the Los Angeles Angels! He is only the second player to ever be drafted directly after graduating Whitefield and the highest player ever selected from Whitefield.

A right-handed pitcher, Sam has played baseball since he was five, beginning with Smyrna Little League and progressing onward through East Cobb Baseball, 6-4-3 travel team baseball, The Arsenal, a travel team based out of New Jersey, Whitefield’s middle school team, and, finally, the varsity team throughout high school. He had originally committed to play baseball for the NCAA Division I West Virginia Mountaineers but will now begin training at the Angels’ practice facility in Arizona this summer and will enroll in college classes during the off season. 

Whitefield Athletic Director Danny Ryan said, “Sam Fuller is a tremendous baseball player, extremely hard worker, and has overcome a lot to get to this point. It is apparent that the Angels saw that same thing in Sam. They are getting not only a great baseball player, but an outstanding young man who loves the game and is passionate about the sport. I am excited to see the tremendous ways God will use Sam in the Angels’ organization.”