Connor Justus selected in 5th round of MLB Draft

Posted 6/11/16

Connor Justus led the Cartersville High baseball team to a state championship in 2013 as a senior. Although that was quite an accomplishment, it was well known bigger things were ahead for the slick-fielding shortstop.

On Friday, Justus had his …

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Connor Justus selected in 5th round of MLB Draft

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Connor Justus led the Cartersville High baseball team to a state championship in 2013 as a senior. Although that was quite an accomplishment, it was well known bigger things were ahead for the slick-fielding shortstop.

On Friday, Justus had his big day as he was drafted in the fifth round, No. 156 overall, by the Los Angeles Angels in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.“It’s crazy. It’s something you dream about since you’re a little kid and it’s something that you’ll never forget,” Justus said of being drafted. “To be able to spend it with my family and my girlfriend, it’s just something that I’ll cherish forever. Just getting that call and seeing your name pop up on the draft board is something you dream about as a little kid in the backyard. So I’m very blessed and I couldn’t thank God enough for the opportunity that He’s given me. It’s something that I’ll never take for granted.”

Justus has already reached an agreement with the Angels, saying the signing bonus was around the $347,700 slot value alloted for the pick. He will forego his senior season at Georgia Tech to turn pro.

While he has yet to be assigned to minor league club, Justus is pleased to be in the Angels’ organization.

“It’s really cool. The Angels have a great organization. I’m very excited about the opportunity there, just to be able to go out to L.A. and spend a few days there,” he said.

For more on Justus being drafted, see "Justus happy to represent Cartersville in pro baseball" in sports.