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June 9, 2010
BALTIMORE, MD – Andrew Pevsner (Calabasas, CA/Agoura), a 2010 Johns Hopkins University graduate and a left-handed relief specialist on the Blue Jay baseball team, was selected in the 16th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Pevsner is the seventh all-time Johns Hopkins baseball player to be selected in draft and the first since Rob Sanzillo in 2007 (46th round – St. Louis Cardinals). Pevsner’s selection in the 16th round also marks the highest a Johns Hopkins player has ever been selected.
Pevsner set a school record with 20 relief appearances during the 2010 season. He posted a 3-0 record with a 4.17 ERA and the opposition hit just .209 against him. He averaged better than a strikeout per inning pitched as he recorded 42 strikeouts against just 18 walks in 36.2 innings.
Pevsner helped guide Johns Hopkins to one of the finest seasons in school history as the Blue Jays posted a 44-7 record, won the Centennial Conference and NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional titles and advanced to the College World Series for the second time in three years. The Blue Jays ended the season ranked fourth in the nation.
Pevsner graduated in May with a degree in economics and a minor in entrepreneurship and management. A determination on where he will be assigned has not been made.
All-Time Johns Hopkins Players Selected in the Major League Baseball Draft
2010 – Andrew Pevsner (16th round – Los Angeles Dodgers)
2004 – Matt Righter (21st round – Detroit Tigers)
1999 – John Christ (38th round – Cleveland Indians)
1994 – Joe Kail (31st round – Texas Rangers)
1992 – Sean Holub (40th round – Milwaukee Brewers)
1977 – Dave Emala (18th round – Baltimore Orioles)
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