With the 70th overall pick in the second round of the 2019 MLB Draft, the Kansas City Royals took a Sun Devil.
Junior pitcher Alec Marsh was taken off the board as a Royal. Marsh, a Pac-12 First Team Selection, posted a 3.17 ERA with 92 strikeouts in 2019. He was fifth in the conference in strikeouts, and third in wins.
The Milwaukee, Wisconsin native made significant strides after his first two years as a Sun Devil, and he became ASU’s Friday night ace this season.
His most notable performance came against a top-25 opponent, when Marsh shut down Oregon State by heaving a complete game, three-hit gem to defeat the Beavers.
He also recorded double-digit strikeout totals against both Nebraska and Cal in back-to-back weeks earlier this year, and Marsh was named a Midseason First Team All-American by Perfect game. The ace of the 2019 Sun Devil staff now looks to wreak more havoc on the bump as he tries to make his aspiring journey to the AL Central.
Marsh was the second ASU player selected in this year’s draft after junior center fielder Hunter Bishop was taken 10th overall by the San Francisco Giants earlier in the evening. We will provide more MLB Draft updates over the next two days as more Sun Devils are expected to be taken.