Cal Poly junior right-handed pitcher Nick Grim was selected Wednesday by the Baltimore Orioles in the 17th round (522nd overall) of the Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft.
After the draft concluded, Cal Poly senior left-handed pitcher Kyle Anderson signed a free agent contract with the Toronto Blue Jays.Other Mustangs who were drafted this year include junior outfielder Mitch Haniger to the Milwaukee Brewers in the first round Monday and senior shortstop Mike Miller to the Boston Red Sox in the ninth round Tuesday.
Grim posted a 3-2 record with a 4.74 ERA in 21 appearances this past season. He recorded 19 strikeouts in 24 1-3 innings, in addition to allowing just one earned run in a stretch of eight appearances (0.96 ERA) from March 6 through April 17.
It was the second time Grim was drafted. The Florida Marlins chose the Monterey Peninsula transfer in the 14th round of last year’s draft.As Cal Poly’s Saturday starter, Anderson had a breakthrough season with a 10-1 record with two complete games and a 3.40 ERA. He finished with 61 strikeouts in 92 2-3 innings.
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REILLY LANDS FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA HONORS
Cal Poly redshirt freshman relief pitcher Reed Reilly became the third Mustang to be named to the Collegiate Baseball newspaper freshman All-America team under 10th-year head coach Larry Lee.
Other Mustangs to have received the honor include second baseman Matt Jensen (2009) and designated hitter/outfielder Luke Yoder (2007).
Last week, Reilly earned first-team all-Big West Conference honors after compiling a 5-2 record with a 2.80 ERA in 25 appearances this past season, primarily as Cal Poly’s middle reliever.