The Chicago White Sox selected junior right-handed pitcher Drew Hasler (South Bend, Ind./Mishawaka Marian) in the 34th round (1,012th overall) of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Wednesday.
"I'm extremely happy for Drew and his family. It's an honor to be drafted and it's an opportunity for him to live out his dream," head coach Brian Schmack said.
The 6'6'' hurler appeared in 11 games for the Brown and Gold this past spring. He fired four scoreless frames against Notre Dame on April 8th, surrendered just two earned runs in six innings versus Western Michigan, and blanked the Purdue Boilermakers for three innings on May 12th. For the season, Hasler assembled a 6.08 earned-run average.
The selection represents the sixth draft pick in the last six years and the 21st in school history. Hasler joins fellow right-handers Karch Kowalczyk (2014), Bryce Shafer (2010), and Dallas Cawiezell (2007) as the most recent pitchers to be taken out of Valparaiso.