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2019 MLB Draft: White Sox take Dan Metzdorf in the fifth round (140th overall)

After three rounds of high school players, the Sox are back to the college ranks

Dan Metzdorf is a soft tossing lefty out of the ACC

Dan Metzdorf

Boston College
Left-Handed Starting Pitcher
Age 23
Bats Left
Throws Left


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Since he is not ranked, here are some quick notes on him before we dive into his college stats.

Metzdorf was a starter for BC the last three years in school. The Senior cannot go back to school and after two high schoolers picked earlier by the Sox, this seems like an under slot candidate.

He was drafted by the Yankees last year in the 38th round but opted to go to school and it worked out very well for him. His first three years in Boston were not great. His first year he sported an 8.00 ERA while mostly coming out of the bullpen. He greatly improved as a starter in his sophomore season but he still was not great with a 5.06 ERA. He then had a setback last season, his junior year, with a 5.74 ERA. However, everything came together this season.

He sported a 2.30 ERA in 82 13 innings, that is about 6 23 innings a start, so he really is the innings eater Vinnie Cervino suggested. He is not a strikeout pitcher by any means, 240 13 career innings pitched, he had 191 strikeouts and never had a season where he averaged a strikeout per inning. The walks were fine, in those 82 13 innings as a senior he only walked 32 batters but his main achievement last year was a great .204 batting average against. In my opinion, he looks like he will probably start out in the rotation and then move to the bullpen later on in his pro-career if the fastball velocity does not improve.

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