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What you missed in a summer of Pitt sports

What you missed in a summer of Pitt sports

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

August 25, 2019

From snagging heralded recruits to hiring new coaches and seeing former players get drafted, Pitt athletics saw several crucial developments take place over the summer.

Where is Pitt’s 2018 MLB Draft class now?

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.

4 Panthers sign with MLB teams

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.

3 Panthers picked in 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.

Zeuch headlines five Panthers selected in 2016 MLB Draft

Zeuch headlines five Panthers selected in 2016 MLB Draft

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

June 14, 2016

Junior pitcher T.J. Zeuch became Pitt’s first player taken in the first round of the MLB Draft in 35 years Thursday night. By the end of the 2016 MLB Draft, five Panthers heard their names called. Zeuch became Pitt’s highest draft pick of all time and only the second Panther ever selected in the fi...

Los Angeles Dodgers draft Pitt’s Nick Yarnall in 35th round

Los Angeles Dodgers draft Pitt’s Nick Yarnall in 35th round

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

June 11, 2016

Junior utility man Nick Yarnall is Pitt’s fifth player selected in the 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft. The Los Angeles Dodgers took Yarnall in the 35th round of the draft (No. 1061 overall) on Saturday night. He joins pitcher T.J. Zeuch, shortstop Charles LeBlanc, catcher Alex Kowalczyk and outf...

Chicago White Sox draft Pitt’s Aaron Schnurbusch in 28th round

Chicago White Sox draft Pitt’s Aaron Schnurbusch in 28th round

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

June 11, 2016

Pitt senior outfielder Aaron Schnurbusch became Pitt’s fourth player taken in the 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft on Saturday afternoon. Schnurbusch was selected by the Chicago White Sox in the 28th round (No. 836 overall) on Day 3 of the draft. Earlier in the day, senior catcher Alex Kowalcz...

Pitt’s Alex Kowalczyk drafted in 12th round by Texas Rangers

Pitt’s Alex Kowalczyk drafted in 12th round by Texas Rangers

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

June 11, 2016

Pitt catcher Alex Kowalczyk joined pitcher T.J. Zeuch and shortstop Charles LeBlanc as the third Panther selected in the 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft on Saturday afternoon. The Texas Rangers selected Kowalczyk in the 12th round (No. 369 overall) on Day 3 of the draft, Pitt’s second player drafte...

Blue Jays select Pitt’s T.J. Zeuch No. 21 overall

Blue Jays select Pitt’s T.J. Zeuch No. 21 overall

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

June 9, 2016

Former pitcher T.J. Zeuch became only the second Pitt Panther ever selected in the first round of the MLB Draft Thursday night. Zeuch is Pitt’s first top pick since the Texas Rangers drafted Al Lachowicz No. 24 overall in 1981. The Toronto Blue Jays drafted Zeuch No. 21 overall in the 2016 MLB Fi...

Three Panthers selected in 2015 MLB draft

Three Panthers selected in 2015 MLB draft

By Stephen Caruso / Contributing Editor

June 10, 2015

For the third straight year, the MLB Draft has put three Panthers on the road to the bigs.In the 28th round of the MLB Draft on June 10, the Oakland Athletics drafted junior starting pitcher Marc Berube. In the 31st round, the New York Yankees selected senior relief pitcher Hobie Harris. Finally, in the ...

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