Pitt had three players selected in the MLB Draft this summer that opted to leave for the pros in Joseph Harvey, Matt Wotherspoon, and Luke Curtis. A fourth player that was undrafted will be joining them.
Relief pitcher Adam Dian was offered a contract with the Texas Rangers and signed with the team.
Even if you follow Pitt baseball, you may not be familiar with Dian. He pitched only 16 1/3 innings this past season as a reliever and he was a bit up and down. His 16 strikeouts meant he threw one per inning, but he also had a bloated ERA of 7.16, giving up 18 runs (13 earned). In limited innings in the ACC, Dian's ERA was 12.46.
He came over to the team from Temple and fared much better there, posting a 2.33 ERA in 2013 as a sophomore.
As the athletics department link indicates, he was doing some pitching over the summer and was an All-Star in a summer league. Obviously, the Rangers saw something in him to offer a contract after his junior year and the Panthers now have another hole in their pitching staff to fill.
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