• Robert Routt

MLB scouts are interested in Gavin Cross

Gavin Cross and his Virginia Tech teammates have had a special spring this season.

Likewise, this is going to be an exciting summer for Cross.

For the first time in nine years, the Hokies are on track to qualify for the NCAA baseball tournament with the help of the junior center fielder.

In July, Major League Baseball's amateur draft is expected to pick him in the first round.

This year, major league scouts have been at every game he's played, but he's not bothered by the scrutiny.

“I mostly look at it as a blessing. I’d rather it be that [way] than no scouts,” he said. As a kid, I always wanted to be a big leaguer. Seeing it happen [with scouts] in front of my eyes kind of makes you think it will happen.

I just embrace the fact that people are watching me like, 'Hey, these guys are here. It is important not to be cocky, but confident, and have fun with your teammates, show them you are a good teammate, play hard, and display your skills. “Hopefully, they like what they see.”

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