Thursday September 23rd, 2021 5:33PM

Hab Central's McFarlane to head to Miami despite draft pick; Buford's David also taken in MLB Draft

By AccessWDUN Staff

NEW YORK — There were 21 total prep players from Georgia high schools taken in the MLB Draft over the past three days. And two came from northeast Georgia schools,.

Buford right-handed pitcher Ramsey David was taken in the 35th round (1052nd pick) by the Arizona Diamondbacks. Habersham Central right-hander pitcher Alexander McFarlane, a move-in in 2019 from the U.S. Virgin Islands, was taken in the 25th round (755th pick) by the St. Louis Cardinals.

McFarlane helped lead the Raiders to their first playoff appearane in 14 seasons. The Raiders fell in the first round of the Class 6A playoffs in a close series against South Pauling.

McFarlane expressed his "strong committment" to the University of Miami as a pitcher so is expected to not sign with the Cardinals.

In his one and only season in Mt. Airy, McFarlane was 6-0 with a 1.67 ERA on the mound in 50 1/3 innings. He yielded just 33 hits and walked 21 for a 1.07 WHIP. He fanned 68  and opponents hit just .175 against him on the season.

Habersham coach Chris Akridge said he could one to watch during his time in Coral Gables.

"Alex is an extremely talented young man and we're excited for him to have these opportunities," Akridge said. "He has a lot of upside and I'm looking forward to watching him continue to develop."

David was instrumental in helping the Wolves advance to the Class 5A playoffs each of the last three seasons. The Wolves fell to eventual state runner-up Ola in the quarterfinals in 2019. In 2018 David helped lead them to a state runner-up spot where they fell to Loganville in the state finals.

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