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2016 MLB Draft: Texas Rangers select Pitt shortstop Charles Leblanc in fourth round

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On Thursday, Panthers pitcher T.J. Zeuch made history as he became the program's highest draft pick of all time after going No. 21 overall to the Toronto Blue Jays in the first round. Pitt's baseball program got their second draft pick on Friday when shortstop Charles Leblanc was taken 129th overall in the fourth round by the Texas Rangers.

Leblanc was the top position player for the Panthers in 2016 with a monster season. His .409 batting average led the entire ACC and was 13th in the nation. He led the team in hits, runs, average, RBI, on-base percentage, and assists, and that propelled him to an All-ACC First Team selection. Leblanc was also named to Perfect Game's Midseason All-American Team.

His list of accomplishments on the year is a mile long. Should the sophomore sign with the Rangers, he will leave a pretty big hole in the lineup on offense.

Leblanc was initially drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 33rd round of the 2013 draft out of high school.

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