A Commack High School baseball player has been drafted to play in the major leagues straight out of high school on Wednesday.
Fordham University Athletics reports Charles Galiano, of Dix Hills, was selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 36th round of the 2012 Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft on Wednesday. He was pick No. 1118.
Galiano, who played starting catcher for Commack varsity team this spring, helped lead the Cougars to the Suffolk County Class AA League 1 Championship. He has received All-League and All-County honors for 2012.
The graduating senior had signed a Letter of Intent to play for Fordham University in spring 2012, one of the university's nine early signees. This is the second straight year that a Fordham recruit was drafted straight out of high school, as Matthew Duran was taken in the fourth round by the New York Yankees last year, according to Fordham University Athletics.
Fordham University Athletics reports that Galiano is the 33rd player with Fordam ties to be drafted since the inception of the Major League draft in 1965.