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Mar 25, 2019; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; On deck mat with MLB logo and gear in the first inning during a spring training game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Toronto Blue Jays at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Boston College outfielder Sal Frelick is heading to pro baseball. The Lexington High School graduate was selected 15th overall by the Milwaukee Brewers in Sunday night’s MLB Draft.

This past season for BC, Frelick hit .359 in 48 games and was named All-ACC and ACC Defensive Player of the Year. In three seasons with the Eagles he recorded 139 hits, and reached 100 in just 72 games – a program record.

Family and friends gathered to watch the draft with Frelick, and cameras were rolling when the pick was announced.

Frelick was ranked the 11th-best player and second-best outfielder in the draft by At 15th overall, he’s the second-highest pick in BC’s history, behind catcher Tony Sanchez who the Pirates took fourth overall in 2009.

As the draft continues into Day 2, more local talent is expected to go off the board. Dexter Southfield High School outfielder Joshua Baez was ranked the 24th-best player in the draft, and is expected to be an early second-round pick after sliding out of round one. It’s been seven years since a Massachusetts high school player went in the top two rounds. Springfield High School product Isan Diaz was drafted 70th overall (second round) by the Diamondbacks in 2014.

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