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Redshirt junior defensive lineman Rashad Weaver, 17, tore his ACL in training camp this summer. He will be sitting out this season.

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.
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.
Pitcher T.J. Zeuch is one of five Pitt Panthers selected in the 2016 MLB Draft. - Credit: Jeffrey Gamza/Pitt Athletics

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...

Pitt's Nick Yarnall (33) became the fifth Panther selected in the 2016 MLB Draft.  Emily Klenk | Staff Photographer

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...

Outfielder Aaron Schnurbusch is Pitt's fourth player taken in the 2016 MLB Draft. Ian Flanagan | Contributing Editor

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...

Alex Kowalczyk joins T.J. Zeuch and Charles LeBlanc as Pitt's third player selected in the 2016 MLB Draft. Jordan Mondell | Staff Photographer

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...

The Toronto Blue Jays made T.J. Zeuch Pitt's highest draft pick ever. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

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...

Three Panthers selected in 2015 MLB draft

Three Panthers selected in 2015 MLB draft

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....

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