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Where is Pitt’s 2018 MLB Draft class now?

RHP Derek West was the only Pitt baseball player to forgo signing an MLB contract and return to college after the 2018 MLB Draft.

By Michael Nitti, Staff Writer

July 16, 2019

Although the Pittsburgh Panthers baseball team is in their offseason, a handful of past Panthers are working their way through the minor league system, including the five players that were selected in the 2018 MLB Draft.

4 Panthers sign with MLB teams

Right-hand pitcher Dan Hammer was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 13th round of the MLB draft.

By Brian Gentry, Senior Staff Writer

July 9, 2019

The college baseball careers of three Pittsburgh Panthers ended early last month following the MLB draft. Now, they have all officially signed onto their new teams.

3 Panthers picked in MLB draft

The Baltimore Orioles selected junior pitcher Dan Hammer (18) in the 13th round of the MLB draft.

By Michael Nitti, Staff Writer

June 6, 2019

Three MLB teams found places for Dan Hammer, Derek West and Connor Perry in this week's draft. All three look like they'll accept the offers.

Weekend Sports: West K’s 12 at Cost Field

Redshirt junior Derek West (46) struck out 12 Wake Forest batters in 6.0 frames.

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019

Some of Pitt’s teams didn’t earn their desired end result, but the weekend still provided standout moments across Panther athletics.

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