St. Louis selects CMU's Michael Brettell
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – Three Central Michigan Chippewas were selected on Wednesday, the final day of the Major League Baseball Draft.
Michael Brettell went in the 15th round to the St. Louis Cardinals, Dazon Cole was taken in the 25th round by the Los Angeles Angels, and Daniel Robinson was taken by the L.A. Dodgers in the 29th round.
All three are juniors with one year of collegiate eligibility remaining should they chose to return to school.
Brettell, a right-handed pitcher from Fonthill, Ont., finished 6-7 with a 4.74 earned run average in 2017. He appeared in 15 games, all of them starts, and completed two of them. In 93 innings, he allowed 49 earned runs on 101 hits; he struck out 70 and walked 32.
Cole, a right-handed pitcher from Pontiac, appeared in 13 games, seven of them starts, in 2017. He went 1-6 with a 4.53 ERA. He struck out 43 and walked 27 and surrendered 48 hits in 45 2/3 innings.
Robinson, a left-handed hitting outfielder, hit .300 and led the Chippewas with five home runs and 43 RBI. He also stole 11 bases.