Catcher Lyle Lin was the next Sun Devil to be drafted in the 2019 Draft. Lin, a First-Team Pac-12 selection, went 422nd overall to the Arizona Diamondbacks.
A now-14th round pick, this is the third time Lin has been drafted in his life. Out of JSerra Catholic High School, he was chosen by the Seattle Mariners in the 16h round. As a draft eligible sophomore, he went in the 29th round last year to the Houston Astros.
Lin debated singing with the Astros for awhile before making the decision to return to school for his junior year. While he still has a year left of college eligibility, he seems likely Lin will join the DBacks.
If this is the end of Lin’s ASU career he’ll be known more as a hitter. In his three-year tenure as a Sun Devil, Lin had a average of .301, 13 home runs and 93 RBI. However, Lin saw a spike in power and RBI in his junior year with nine homers and 50 RBI which helped his draft stock.