The Cavaliers made some program history Monday night when teammates and 3rd years Pavin Smith and Adam Haseley were drafted back to back in the top ten of the MLB Draft. Pavin Smith was drafted No. 7 overall by the Arizona Diamondbacks and just a few minutes later, Haseley was drafted No. 8 overall by the Philadelphia Phillies.
Not surprisingly, Twitter had its fair share of reactions to the two being drafted.
When Pavin Smith was drafted:
VIDEO: Palm Beach Gardens grad, @UVABaseball 1B Pavin Smith gets selected 7th overall by the @Dbacks. pic.twitter.com/uzOXsBBgiC— Wells Dusenbury (@DuseReport) June 12, 2017
I think Pavin Smith will be the first hitter from this class to make the big leagues. Hiura maybe even more polished, but Smith is healthy.— Aaron Fitt (@aaronfitt) June 12, 2017
#DBacks take Pavin Smith - best hitter in the country. Watched him hit lasers out to CF with wood last summer. And just doesn't strikeout— Frankie Piliere (@FPiliereD1) June 12, 2017
It's an honor to be drafted by the @Dbacks can't thank my family, teammates and coaches enough for helping me get to this point #blessed— Pavin Smith (@PavinSmith) June 13, 2017
When Adam Haseley was drafted:
"He's everything you look for in a hitter," Johnny Almaraz said of No. 1 pick Adam Haseley. @ryanlawrence21 https://t.co/zg1VPSyNCh pic.twitter.com/NkyYMTvm8Y— PhillyVoice (@thephillyvoice) June 13, 2017
I've always like the Brad Wilkerson comp for Haseley. wrote about him trending ahead of Jeren Kendall like 2 months ago, & it happened https://t.co/ioZAJ1N7sF— John Manuel (@johnmanuelba) June 13, 2017
Phillies scouting director Johnny Almaraz sees Adam Haseley as a 20-25 HR guy. Was their target at 8.— Corey Seidman (@CoreySeidmanCSN) June 13, 2017
Love for Virginia Baseball as a program and the two going back to back:
College baseball experts Aaron Fitt and Kendall Rogers
That’s a pretty cool accomplishment for that #UVABase program. Two of the best pure hitters in this class, and both have superb makeup. https://t.co/NdCLjKH6Tg— Aaron Fitt (@aaronfitt) June 13, 2017
Pavin Smith and Adam Haseley combined for 33 strikeouts this season for @UVABaseball. Both guys incredibly consistent.— Kendall Rogers (@KendallRogersD1) June 12, 2017
Haseley and Smith’s former teammates Matt Thaiss and Daniel Pinero
Congrats to the boys! @adamhaseley7 @PavinSmith. Two of the best to ever come out of @UVABaseball. #glphl— Matt Thaiss (@Matt_Thaiss) June 13, 2017
Congrats to the ginger cat @PavinSmith and the rev @adamhaseley7 going back to back in the #MLBDraft! @UVABaseball— Daniel Pinero (@danypinero) June 13, 2017
and of course......
What a night for #UVaBase. 4 straight years with a 1st rd pick. 1st rd picks in 5 of last 7 years.— STL Baseball (@STLUVaBaseball) June 13, 2017