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Brogdon to Batesole: "You'll still see me next year"

Carlos Salazar and Connor Brogdon were both drafted by the Atlanta Braves over the weekend. Salazar plans to sign and turn pro. Brogdon said he's leaning heavily towards playing at Fresno State.

Carlos Salazar and Connor Brogdon were both drafted by the Atlanta Braves over the weekend. Salazar, a third round pick out of Kerman High, plans to sign and turn pro. Brogdon, a 40th round pick, said he's leaning heavily towards playing at Fresno State next year.

"When I got picked I put it on Instagram and I tagged (Salazar) in it," said Brogdon, the ace pitcher at Liberty High-Madera Ranchos. "(Salazar) said 'you should sign, do it. It will be cool.' And we talked about it (at the City/County all-star game) on Sunday too.

"It would be cool to play with him, being as good as he is."

But Brogdon is pretty good too, which is why he is also part of the Bulldogs' 2014 recruiting class. Fresno State coach Mike Batesole attended the City/County game, primarily to watch son Kody represent Buchanan High, but also to briefly talk to two of his recruits.

"He called both me and (Salazar) over there we talked for a little bit," said Brogdon. "He just said, 'congratulations that's really cool.'

"He asked what I thought about it. Basically, I just told him it was exciting but you'll still see me next year."

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