Burnsville pitcher Max Carlson on missing senior year, heading to North Carolina, the MLB Draft, and more

KSTP Sports
Updated: May 09, 2020 05:34 PM
Created: May 09, 2020 05:17 PM

Burnsville pitcher Max Carlson is missing out on his senior year of baseball, prom, graduation, bonding time with his friends, and more.

He talked with our Darren 'Doogie' Wolfson about his roller coaster of emotions during the COVID-19 pandemic.


***Click the video box on this page to watch our chat with Carlson, and to see him in action***

With no games this spring for MLB scouts to watch Carlson, he's expected to play for North Carolina next year. In a normal year with a normal draft, Carlson could've been picked high enough to immediately go the pro route. But with Friday's announcement that the MLB Draft on June 10-11 will only be five rounds, maybe high school players won't get picked.

Carlson's older brother, Sam Carlson, was a 2017 second round pick of Seattle.

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