Jackson Ferris sat anxiously on the deck of the Chase & Charli restaurant on Sunday night waiting to hear his name.
After more than three hours and 46 caps, the Mount Airy native – surrounded by family and closest friends – has had a monumental weight lifted from his shoulders thanks to an announcement from the former Cy award winner. Young, Rick Sutcliffe.
“With the 47th pick in the 2022 MLB Draft, the Chicago Cubs select Jackson Ferris – a left-handed pitcher from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla..”
Jackson, 18, is the son of Jason and Lena Ferris. He also has a brother, Spencer.
Ferris is a two-time MaxPreps All-American at IMG. In two seasons at school, Ferris went 16-0 on the mound with an 0.80 ERA and threw 189 strikeouts in 105 innings.
IMG finished 23-2 last season and ranked No. 4 in the nation by MaxPreps. Ferris went 8-0 with a 1.03 ERA and threw 103 strikeouts in 54.1 innings.
Jackson played his first two high school prom seasons at Mount Airy before transferring in mid-2020.
The complete results from the first two rounds of the MLB Draft, provided by The Associated Press, are listed below:
1. Baltimore Orioles, Jackson Holliday, SS, Stillwater HS, Okla.
2. Arizona Diamondbacks, Druw Jones, OF, Wesleyan HS, Ga.
3. Texas Rangers, Kumar Rocker, RHP, Farragut, Tenn.
4. Pittsburgh Pirates, Termarr Johnson, SS, Mays HS, Ga.
5. Washington Nationals, Elijah Green, OF, IMG Academy, Florida.
6. Miami Marlins, Jacob Berry, 3B, LSU.
7. Chicago Cubs, Cade Horton, RHP, Oklahoma.
8. Minnesota Twins, Brooks Lee, SS, Cal Poly.
9. Kansas City Royals, Gavin Cross, OF, Virginia Tech.
10. Colorado Rockies, Gabriel Hughes, RHP, Gonzaga.
11. New York Mets, Kevin Parada, C, Georgia Tech.
12. Detroit Tigers, Jace Jung, 2B, Texas Tech.
13. Los Angeles Angels, Zach Neto, SS, Campbell.
14. New York Mets, Jett Williams, SS, Rockwall-Heath HS, Texas.
15. San Diego Padres, Dylan Lesko, RHP, Buford HS, Ga.
16. Cleveland Guardians, Chase DeLauter, DE, James Madison.
17. Philadelphia Phillies, Justin Crawford, OF, Bishop Gorman HS, Nevada.
18. Cincinnati Reds, Cam Collier, 3B, Chipola College.
19. Oakland Athletics, Daniel Susac, C, Ariz.
20. Atlanta Braves, Owen Murphy, RHP, Riverside Brookfield HS, Illinois.
21. Seattle Mariners, Cole Young, SS, North Allegheny HS, Pennsylvania.
22. St. Louis Cardinals, Cooper Hjerpe, LHP, Oregon St.
23. Toronto Blue Jays, Brandon Barriera, LHP, American Heritage School, Florida.
24. Boston Red Sox, Mikey Romero, SS, Orange Lutheran HS, Calif.
25. New York Yankees, Spencer Jones, OF, Vanderbilt.
26. Chicago White Sox, Noah Schultz, LHP, Oswego East HS, Ill.
27. Milwaukee Brewers, Eric Brown Jr., SS, Coastal Carolina.
28. Houston Astros, Drew Gilbert, OF, Tennessee.
29. Tampa Bay Rays, Xavier Isaac, 1B, East Forsyth HS, NC
30. San Francisco Giants, Reggie Crawford, TWP, UConn.
31. Colorado Rockies, Sterlin Thompson, OF, Florida.
32. Cincinnati Reds, Sal Stewart, 3B, Westminster Christian School, Florida.
Competitive Assessment-Round A
33. Baltimore Orioles, Dylan Beavers, OF, Calif.
34. Arizona Diamondbacks, Landon Sims, RHP, Mississippi St.
35. Atlanta Braves, JR Ritchie, RHP, Bainbridge HS, Wash.
36. Pittsburgh Pirates, Thomas Harrington, RHP, Campbell.
37. Cleveland, Justin Campbell, RHP, Oklahoma St.
38. Colorado Rockies, Jordan Beck, OF, Tennessee.
39. San Diego Padres, Robby Snelling, LHP, McQueen HS, Nevada.
40. Los Angeles Dodgers, Dalton Rushing, C, Louisville.
41. Boston Red Sox, Cutter Coffey, SS, Liberty HS, Calif.
42. Baltimore Orioles, Max Wagner, 3B, Clemson.
43. Arizona Diamonds, Ivan Melendez, 1B, Texas.
44. Pittsburgh Pirates, Hunter Barco, LHP, Florida.
45. Washington Nationals, Jake Bennett, LHP, Oklahoma.
46. Miami Marlins, Jacob Miller, Liberty Union HS, Ohio.
47. Chicago Cubs, Jackson Ferris, LHP, IMG Academy, Florida.
48. Minnesota Twins, Connor Prielipp, LHP, Alabama.
49. Kansas City Royals, Cayden Wallace, 3B, Arkansas.
50. Colorado Rockies, Jackson Cox, Toutle Lake HS, Wash.
51. Detroit Tigers, Peyton Graham, SS, Oklahoma.
52. New York Mets, Blade Tidwell, RHP, Tennessee.
53. San Diego Padres, Adam Mazur, RHP, Iowa.
54. Cleveland Guardians, Parker Messick, LHP, Florida St.
55. Cincinnati Reds, Logan Tanner, C, Mississippi St.
56. Oakland Athletics, Henry Bolte, OF, Palo Alto HS, Calif.
57. Atlanta Braves, Cole Phillips, RHP, Boerne HS, Texas.
58. Seattle Mariners, Tyler Locklear, 3B, VCU.
59. St. Louis Cardinals, Brycen Mautz, LHP, San Diego.
60. Toronto Blue Jays, Josh Kasevich, SS, Oregon.
61. New York Yankees, Drew Thorpe, RHP, Cal Poly.
62. Chicago White Sox, Peyton Pallette, RHP, Arkansas.
63. Milwaukee Brewers, Jacob Misiorowski, RHP, Crowder College.
64. Houston Astros, Jacob Melton, OF, Oregon St.
65. Tampa Bay Rays, Brock Jones, OF, Stanford.
66. San Francisco Giants, Carson Whisenhunt, LHP, East Carolina.
Competitive assessment-Round B
67. Baltimore Orioles, Jud Fabian, OF, Florida.
68. Minnesota Twins, Tanner Schobel, SS, Virginia Tech.
69. Oakland Athletics, Clark Elliott, OF, Michigan.
70. Tampa Bay Rays, Chandler Simpson, SS, Georgia Tech.
71. Tampa Bay Rays, Ryan Cermak, OF, Illinois St.
72. Brewers of Milwaukee, Robert Moore, SS, Arkansas.
73. Cincinatti Reds, Justin Boyd, OF, Oregon St.
74. Seattle Mariners, Walter Ford, RHP, Pace HS, Florida.
75. New York Mets, Nick Morabito, OF, Gonzaga College HS, DC
76. Atlanta Braves, Blake Burkhalter, RHP, Auburn.
77. Toronto Blue Jays, Tucker Toman, SS, Hammond School, SC
78. Toronto Blue Jays, Cade Doughty, 2B, LSU.
79. Boston Red Sox, Roman Anthony, OF, Stoneman Douglas HS, Fla.
80. Houston Astros, Andrew Taylor, RHP, Michigan center