Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

MLB DRAFT ; Herd's Bird Picked by Marlins; Former Herbert Hoover Standout Selected in 7th Round

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

MLB DRAFT ; Herd's Bird Picked by Marlins; Former Herbert Hoover Standout Selected in 7th Round

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In a season full of accolades, former Herbert Hoover and current Marshall baseball player Corey Bird earned his most important honor Friday. The Thundering Herd junior outfielder was taken by the Miami Marlins in the seventh round as the 203rd overall pick of the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft. He is the first Marshall player drafted since 2013, when pitcher Aaron Blair was taken in the first supplemental round with the 36th overall pick and Isaac Ballou went to the Washington Nationals in the 15th round.

Bird is the third-highest draft pick in Marshall history, behind Blair and catcher Joe Goddard, who was the 175th overall pick of the 1971 draft.

The Elkview native was named to the 2016 All-Conference USA second team and C-USA all-tournament team. He started all 55 games in center field and finished with a . …

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