Brady Allen, Thomas Farr selected back-to-back in MLB Draft

COLUMBIA, S.C. — It took until the 5th round of the 2021 MLB Draft for the first Gamecock to be taken off the board, but the wait for No. 2 and 3 was not nearly as long.

After Brett Kerry was taken with the 141st overall pick by the Angels, Brady Allen (149, Miami Marlins) and Thomas Farr (150, Cincinnati Reds) were taken back-to-back less than ten spots behind him.

Allen, a junior from Lakeland, Fla., led the team with 62 hits and was second on the team with a .276 average in 2021. He was also second on the team with 13 homeruns while starting all 57 games in centerfield and in the leadoff spot of the batting order.

Farr, a redshirt junior from Tyrone, Ga., transferred to South Carolina last fall from Northwest Florida State College and made the most of his first and only season in the SEC.

The primary Friday-night starter for the Gamecock rotation, Farr posted a 3-7 record in 15 starts and was 15th in the SEC with a 3.87 ERA.

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