Sheldon High School right-handed pitcher Matt Manning has been described by many area scouts as a potential high first-round draft selection in next month's Major League Baseball Draft. At 6-foot-6 and still growing, Manning's fastball hovers around 94 mph, with some radar guns clocking him as high as 98. If he doesn't turn pro, Manning will play three years in college before being eligible for the draft again. Joe Davidson The Sacramento Bee
Sheldon High School right-handed pitcher Matt Manning has been described by many area scouts as a potential high first-round draft selection in next month's Major League Baseball Draft. At 6-foot-6 and still growing, Manning's fastball hovers around 94 mph, with some radar guns clocking him as high as 98. If he doesn't turn pro, Manning will play three years in college before being eligible for the draft again. Joe Davidson The Sacramento Bee
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June 09, 2016 5:32 PM

Detroit Tigers select Sheldon’s Matt Manning ninth overall

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Joe Davidson has covered sports for The Sacramento Bee since 1988. He's an award-winning authority on high school sports, specializing in going behind the scenes to report on what makes teams and athletes unique. Though Davidson has been accused of being a graduate of Del Oro, De La Salle, Elk Grove, Franklin, Grant, Granite Bay, Jesuit, Oak Ridge, Rocklin, St. Francis and many other local schools, he attended high school in Oregon, where he participated in football and track.

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