The 6´4´´ junior was Indiana’s Friday night starter, finishing with a 4.60 ERA, 1.483 WHIP and 69 strikeouts in 62 2⁄3 innings. He struck out 10 batters over eight shutout innings in his first start of the season against Minnesota to earn Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honors, but also had a couple of rough outings during the year. Sommer only lasted 2 1⁄3 innings in each of his final two starts, as walks plagued him.
Sommer issued 38 walks in 2021, while walking 71 batters in 157 2⁄3 career innings. That said, he had three outings with at least 10 strikeouts, too. Sommer’s changeup is his best pitch, as he’s not a hard thrower.
He was not ranked by MLB Pipeline. The No. 305 pick is tagged with a $143,600 signing bonus.
The third and final day of the draft begins at 11 a.m. CST on Tuesday.