Hamann drafted by CubsWritten by Zach Davis | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Toledo starter Mike Hamann was the lone player from the UT baseball team to be selected in this week’s MLB Draft, which concluded June 6.
Hamann was chosen by the Chicago Cubs in the opening round of the draft’s final day. He was taken as the 494th overall pick taken in the 16th round.
This was not the first time that Hamann has been chosen in the MLB Draft. Before his first season at Toledo, Hamann was picked in the 24th round of the 2009 Draft by the Cleveland Indians, but decided to attend school instead. Hamann was not picked in 2010 and a season-ending arm injury likely was the reason he was passed over in 2011 after a stellar campaign.
Hamann had a down season this year going 3-5 with a 5.80 ERA while striking out 55 and walking 29 in 76 innings. He allowed more than four runs in eight of his 14 starts in 2012 after not allowing more than three in all nine starts the previous season. Hamann did improve late, however, winning two of his last five starts with a 2.16 ERA in that span, striking out 25 and walking five in 29.2 innings.