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Matt Wotherspoon Drafted by the New York Yankees in 34th Round

Matt Wotherspoon

Matt Wotherspoon

June 7, 2014

University of Pittsburgh Baseball

PITTSBURGH – Senior pitcher Matt Wotherspoon (Mountain Top, Pa./Crestwood) became the third University of Pittsburgh baseball player selected in the MLB Draft on Saturday as the New York Yankees selected him in the 34th round.

“It was a nerve-wracking day but it is also one of the best days of my life,” Wotherspoon said. “I’ve heard nothing but great things about the whole organization so I can’t wait to get started. I was just talking with Joe [Harvey] and it is awesome that we can continue playing baseball together.”

The senior righty hurler tossed the most innings of any Panther this season (79.0) and held a 5-6 record with a 4.44 ERA. He started all 14 games he appeared in this season.

Wotherspoon graduated with his name all over the Pitt record book, which includes ranking second in starts (50) and career innings (327.2), and third in wins (23) and strikeouts (257).

Wotherspoon becomes the third Pitt Panther to be selected in the 2014 MLB Draft, all of which are pitchers. Luke Curtis (Milwaukee Brewers, 18th round) and Joseph Harvey (New York Yankees, 19th round) were also drafted today.