Mike Shawaryn was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the fifth round of the 2016 MLB Draft, and the former Maryland ace had an award-winning first full season in the professional ranks.
“The Unicorn” was named Boston’s Pitching Prospect of the Year by MLBPipeline.com on Thursday. Shawaryn split the season between Low-A Greenville and High-A Salem, going 8-7 with a 3.81 ERA and 169 strikeouts in 134.2 innings.
Third baseman Rafael Devers was the club’s Hitting Prospect of the Year, which puts Shawaryn in good company. Since his big league call-up in August, Devers hit .284 with 10 homers. The 21-year-old was in Boston’s starting lineup in Game 1 of the ALDS on Thursday. Shawaryn, who’s listed as the organization’s No. 7 prospect, is still several stops away from the majors, but he’s climbing up the ladder.
In other news
Another former Maryland standout, Nick Novak, is the Chargers’ new kicker.
The Terps have a much-anticipated football game this weekend. We talked to Land Grant Holy Land about No. 10 Ohio State, who’s been somewhat of a mystery this season.
The podcast is back to talk about the Minnesota game and what to expect on Saturday.
From earlier this week, here’s a video where Maryland students struggle to spell the name of their school’s quarterback.
Kasim Hill is out of surgery, and he hopes to be back strong next season.
@Khillqb11 is out of surgery, resting well, and surrounded by family. Can’t wait to see him attack the rehab process!— Walt Bell (@coachwaltbell) October 6, 2017
Maryland women’s soccer is now 1-4-1 in Big Ten play after a 3-0 loss to Nebraska.
Men’s soccer, however, is still undefeated, and takes a visit to Ohio State tonight.
From Capital News Service, here’s the story of Fionn Crimmins, an honorary member of Maryland men’s lacrosse.