EMU pitcher Steve Weber selected by Miami in 33rd round of MLB Draft
The Miami Marlins used a 33rd-round pick in the Major League Baseball draft to select Eastern Michigan pitcher Steve Weber on Wednesday.
The 6-foot-6 right-hander was 7-5 in 16 appearances for the Eagles last season, including a team-best three complete games and two shutouts. He has one year of eligibility remaining at EMU.
“It is a real honor for Steve to be drafted and I am proud of him,” EMU coach Jay Alexander said in a release. “We hope to have him back next season so he can improve his status and be drafted even higher next time around.”
Other MLB draftees with local ties include Lincoln High School graduate Victor Roache, a first-round selection of the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday. Roache played at Georgia Southern.
On Tuesday, Michigan recruit Kevin Ross was selected in the eighth round by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Ross is a shortstop from Skokie, Ill.
No current Michigan players were drafted for the first time since 1997.