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Howe's Fulenchek reacts to being drafted by Atlanta

HOWE, TX -- Lots of sitting, waiting and wishing Thursday night as Garrett Fulenchek would sit in his Howe home for four and a half hours before finally his name would be called at No. 66.

"People had chances before that to get me but as I slowly fell down, I knew something was going to happen," Fulenchek said.

The Texas Rangers would pick twice and of course being a Texas kid that would've been unique in itself. He'll just head east to a club with a little more tradition than his home state team.

"I've always been interested in Atlanta," he added. "They've always had a good ball club. So now I get to have the opportunity to play for them and make the most out of it."

Off to the ATL for the Howe Bulldog righty. He's put in the work.

The pitcher can hurl mid 90's and has been projected to eventually be a frontline starter in the bigs.

This is step one of course after he graduates from Howe High School Saturday.

"I'm excited, I mean it's finally my dream come true. I mean ever since I was four I've always wanted to be, have a chance to play professional baseball and now I have my chance, so hopefully I can make the most out of it," he concluded.