Program-Record Eight Mountaineers Selected in MLB Draft

Published: Jun. 5, 2019 at 7:36 PM EDT
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It was a historic three days for Mountaineer baseball, as a program-record eight current Mountaineers were selected in the MLB Draft.

Six players were selected in Rounds 11-40 on Day 3. Junior left-handed pitcher Nick Snyder was the first to go on Wenesday at No. 332 overall in the 11th round to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Junior right-handed pitcher Kade Strowd was next in Round 12 at 348th overall to the Baltimore Orioles, followed by junior outfielder Brandon White who the Los Angeles Angels selected at 511th overall in Round 17.

Darius Hill was the only senior selected on day 3, as the outfielder heard his name called in Round 20 by the Chicago Cubs with the 612th overall pick.

Redshirt Junior Chase Illig, who missed all of the 2019 season due to injury, was selcted in Round 29 by the New York Yankees, followed by junior reliever Sam Kessler who the Detroit Tigers nabbed in the 34th round.

Junior ace and Big 12 pitcher of the year Alek Manoah was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays as the 11th overall pick on Day 1 of the MLB Draft on Monday. Senior catcher Ivan Gonzalez was selected on Day 2 in the eight round by the Chicago White Sox.

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