ATLANTA -- Georgia State senior pitcher Bryce Conley was selected by the Oakland Athletics in Round 22 of the 2017 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
The right-hander from Alpharetta, Ga., was the No. 651 overall selection in the MLB Draft, which covered 40 rounds over three days.
Additionally, incoming signee Marlin Willis, a left-handed pitcher from McEachern High School in Powder Springs, Ga., was drafted in Round 17 by the Kansas City Royals.
Conley was a two-year letterwinner for the Panthers who collected seven wins and two saves in his career while striking out 128 in 119.1 innings. He played at Alpharetta High School and then spent two seasons at Chattahoochee Valley (Ala.) C.C. before joining the GSU program.
Over the last four seasons, six Georgia State players have been drafted, along with five signees:
2014: Nic Wilson, 1B (Tampa Bay, Rd. 24)
2014: Chase Raffield, OF (St. Louis, Rd. 37)
2015: Matt Rose, INF (Chicago Cubs, Rd. 11)
2015: Nathan Bates, RHP (Los Angeles Angels, Rd. 15)
2016:Joey Roach, C (Tampa Bay Rays, Rd. 37)
2017: Bryce Conley, RHP (Oakland Athletics, Rd. 22)