June 5 2019

Burlington Native Gets Drafted by Chicago White Sox

By: Robert Parris


It was an exciting day for Burlington Native Dan Metzdorf as he was selected in the fifth round of the 2019 MLB Draft.


This was not the first time Metzdorf was drafted. Last year, he was drafted in the 2018 MLB Draft by the New York Yankees in the 38th round. However, Metzdorf decided to choose a different path and continued to finish his final year as a pitcher for Boston College.


Metzdorf made the right choice, Metzdorf and Freshmen Mason Pelio helped the team win multiple games at the ACC Tournament for the first time since 2009.


During the ACC Tournament, Metzdorf faced off against the top overall seed the Louisville Cardinals. Metzdorf completed the game with three hits and one unearned run, while striking out seven in a 120-pitch effort.


Metzdorf ended his final season with the Eagles at an (8-2) record. His performance in the 2019 season improved his draft stock by 33 rounds and was picked up by the Chicago White Sox.


He finished his career with 13 wins, 240.1 innings pitched and 191 strikeouts. He ranks fourth all-time in innings and ninth all-time in strikeouts in the BC record book. His eight wins as a senior are tied for the sixth most in a single season and 2.30 ERA is sixth in a season at BC.


He is the highest left-handed pitcher drafted out of Boston College since two-way player Mike Belfiore went in the supplemental first round in 2009. The White Sox last drafted a player from BC in 2010 when Kevin Moran (ninth round) and John Spatola (35th round) were both taken by the South Siders.


Congratulations to Dan Metzdorf and his career with Chicago.  

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