Orioles draft Liberty High School grad John McLeod
July 2, 2014
John McLeod, a 2010 Liberty High School graduate playing at Wake Forest University, was selected by the Baltimore Orioles June 7 in the 2014 Major League Baseball draft.
McLeod was chosen in the 21st round with the 631st overall pick. The redshirt junior, a left-handed pitcher, struck out 48 batters in 58 innings for Wake Forest in 2014.
He finished with a 5-2 record and a 2.33 ERA in 10 starts, successfully returning to the Demon Deacons’ staff after an injury sidelined him for the 2013 season.
McLeod was one of four Wake Forest players drafted, joining pitcher Jack Fischer (26th round, Detroit Tigers), pitcher Connor Kaden (27th round, San Francisco Giants) and shortstop Connor Keniry (27th round, Washington Nationals).