Having seven players from the 2013 roster that will sign professional contracts before the beginning of the 2014 baseball season is part of what makes the North Carolina baseball program.
“We want them to get drafted,” coach Mike Fox said. “We tell every recruit (that) part of developing them for the next level is part of what we do in this program.”
This year’s exiting group — which consists of graduated seniors Chaz Frank, Chris Munnelly and Cody Stubbs and juniors Kent Emanuel, Brian Holberton, Hobbs Johnson and Colin Moran — isn’t leaving the largest hole on a roster in the changing of seasons for coach Fox.
But the names of players leaving scatter the UNC record books in several areas.
“I’ve had a lot more (leave), but they’re seven good ones,” Fox said. “It’s a catch-22, because you want good players.