Diamondbacks draft paralyzed Arizona State player Cory Hahn in 34th rd

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  1. 03EBZ06

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    The Diamondbacks drafted Arizona State outfielder Cory Hahn in the 34th round, a classy move by the organization to honor the paralyzed former Sun Devils and Mater Dei High player.
    Hahn, a member of USA Baseball’s 18U national team, is a C5 quadriplegic, becoming paralyzed from the chest down being injured in a slide at second base in a February 2011 game against New Mexico. He was just a week into his freshman season for the Sun Devils when he was injured.
    As you'll learn if you read through Manuel's piece, there's very little doubt that Hahn had the tools and the ability to mold himself into an early round selection during his time at Arizona St. And this would have been his big year, too, as the 2013 Draft officially marks his third year out of high school. When a player elects to go to college, that three year waiting period comes into play, so this is definitely the draft he would have been looking forward to as he continued to polish his skills.

    That's just one of the many reasons Arizona's decision to select Hahn on Saturday is an incredibly awesome gesture. Another is explained by D-Backs CEO and team president, Derrick Hall.
    So proud of the @dbacks for selecting Cory Hahn in the 34th rd. Cory, who wore #34 at ASU, was paralyzed sliding head first in his 2nd game.
    — Derrick Hall (@DHallDbacks) June 8, 2013
    As if the story needed another special touch, selecting Hahn in the 34th round certainly provides it.

    Simply put, this is a remarkably unselfish sacrifice of a draft pick and an equally inspiring effort by the D-Backs, which plays right into Hahn's mission post-injury. His aspirations now are to inspire the uninspired, and there's no better way to get that message and his story across than by making his dream come true.
    I cannot thank the @dbacks enough for what they have done! So humbled and will be forever grateful! So honored to be a diamondback!
    — Coryhahn34 (@Coryhahn34) June 9, 2013

    For the rest ---> http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-b...arizona-state-player-cory-hahn-040619790.html

  2. 03EBZ06

    03EBZ06 Need2Speed

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    Ugh, wrong forum, mods please move to sports forum, thanks.
  3. Biggems

    Biggems White and Nerdy

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    i disagree......this is the draft forum.....it doesnt specify football draft zone, though it is implied that it is football only.....so a thread about the baseball draft should be acceptable.
  4. dart

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    With the eight players drafted on Saturday, a total of 11 Arkansas Razorback Baseball players were selected in the 2013 MLB Draft, setting a new school record for most players taken in one draft. The previous record was 10 set in 1985. Arkansas also led the country with 11 players selected in the 2013 draft.

    Right handed pitchers Ryne Stanek (1st round, 29th overall, Tampa Bay Rays)

    Colby Suggs (2nd round, 73rd overall, Miami Marlins)

    Barrett Astin (3rd round, 90th overall, Milwaukee Brewers) were drafted during the first two days of the draft.

    Infielder Dominic Ficociello was drafted in the 12th round (No. 366 overall) by the Detroit Tigers, left handed pitcher Trent Daniel was selected in the 17th round (No. 499 overall) by the Colorado Rockies, right handed pitcher Brandon Moore was drafted in the 17th round (No. 512 overall) by the Milwaukee Brewers), outfielder Jacob Morris was taken in the 24th round (No. 723 overall) by the Chicago White Sox, left handed pitcher Tyler Wright was drafted in the 26th round (No. 777 overall) by the Seattle Mariners, left handed pitcher Randall Fant was selected in the 29th round (No. 857 overall) by the Houston Astros, infielder Eric Fisher was drafted in the 30th round (No. 892 overall) by the Miami Marlins and outfielder Matt Vinson was selected in the 37th round (No. 1,110 overall) by the Arizona Diamondbacks
  5. IAmLegend

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    Paralyzed sliding into 2nd base?? That has to be the most unlucky thing I've ever heard. Feel terrible for that kid. Nice gesture by the Dbacks.

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