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

Where is Pitt’s 2018 MLB Draft class now?

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

4 Panthers sign with MLB teams

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

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

Weekend Sports: West K’s 12 at Cost Field

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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