Make us your home page
Instagram

Mets draft USF's Joe Cavallaro in 24th round

14

June

Junior RHP Joe Cavallaro became the third current Bull to see his name go off the big-league draft board when the Mets took him Wednesday in the 24th round.

Arguably USF's most effective reliever down the stretch, Cavallaro was among five right-handed pitcher with a USF connection to be drafted. Senior Ryan Valdes -- an Alonso High alumnus -- also was drafted Wednesday (Pirates, 33rd round).

A 6-foot-4 converted starter, Cavallaro -- the 727th overall pick -- posted a career-best 2.28 ERA in 30 appearances, all out of the bullpen. He finished 5-3 with five saves, striking out 77 in 59.1 innings.

USF Draftees
Round; Player; Club; Overall pick

CBA (A): SS Kevin Merrell, A's (33)
7: RHP Jackson Tetreault, Nationals (223)*
10: RHP Phoenix Sanders, Rays (289)
15: RHP Tommy Romero, Mariners (453)*
24: RHP Joe Cavallaro, Mets (727)
33: RHP Ryan Valdes, Pirates (988)
*-USF signee

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 5:05pm]

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...