The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Wright State pitcher Ryan Weiss in the fourth round of the MLB draft on Tuesday.
Weiss, a 6-foot-4, 205-pounder from South Elgin, Ill., was 9-2 as a redshirt sophomore this past season with a 3.40 ERA. He struck out 92 and walked 18 in 98 innings.
He is the third Wright State player drafted by the D’Backs, joining Justin Parker (2008) and Greg Robinson (2010). The Mets have also drafted three WSU players, and the only team to select more Raiders is the Reds (four).
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Wright State has had at least one player taken in four consecutive drafts.
The Raiders’ season came to an end last weekend with a pair of losses in the NCAA tournament, first to Stanford in extra innings then to Baylor.
If you don't have a team to root for in the NCAA tournament, read this piece from Tom Archdeacon on how @WSUBaseball pitcher Ryan Weiss is coping with the loss of both parents and the Raiders will be an easy choice: https://t.co/boHWahx6pJ pic.twitter.com/yF0LmgKGxg— Jay Morrison (@JayMorrisonCMG) May 30, 2018