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Gamecocks Drafted on Day 2

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Gamecocks Sam Dyson, Whit Merrifield, Blake Cooper, Steven Neff and Bobby Haney had their names called in Tuesday's action of the Major League Baseball amateur draft.

Dyson was selected in the fourth round by the Toronto Blue Jays as the 126th overall pick in the draft. Click here for a brief scouting video from MLB.com. Here's what MLB.com said about Dyson:

Dyson has already been drafted twice, first in the 19th round out of high school, then again in the 10th round a year ago as a red-shirted sophomore. He has power stuff, with a fastball he can throw in the 92-95 mph range. He has a solid-average slider and an average changeup to complement the heater. Dyson missed his freshman season with labrum surgery and some teams will be scared off by his medical reports. If he can stay healthy, he has middle-of-the-rotation type stuff.

Merrifield was selected in the ninth round by the Kansas City Royals with the 269th overall pick. Click here to watch a brief scouting video of the junior from MLB.com.

The Arizona Diamondbacks selected Cooper with the 361st selection in the 12th round. Haney was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 21st round and Neff was picked in the 22nd round by the Kansas City Royals. 

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