Chase Watkins Selected By Chicago Cubs
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State left-handed pitcher Chase Watkins has been selected by the Chicago Cubs in the ninth round, 274th overall, in the 2021 MLB First-Year Player Draft on Monday.
The selection is the first of Watkins' career.
Watkins, who hails from Watsonville, Calif., appeared in 25 games for the Beavers in 2021, all in relief. He finished the season with a 3-4 record and 4.88 earned run average, recording 38 strikeouts in 31 1/3 innings. Opponents batted just .198 against him. He was named to the Fort Worth Regional All-Tournament Team after striking out six in six innings in the postseason.
He is the fourth Beaver selected by the Cubs all-time, and the first since Kevin Rhoderick in 2010.
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