Texas Tech sophomore RHP Caleb Kilian is one of nine Red Raiders (so far) to be drafted in this year’s MLB Draft. Kilian was selected by the Baltimore Orioles as the 595th overall pick in the 20th round.
Kilian inserted himself into the starting rotation for the Red Raiders this year. Since his freshman season, he has improved his ERA from a 3.55 to a 2.33. Kilian has appeared in 18 games this season, starting in nine.
He has a 9-1 record on the year so far, and in 64 innings pitched, he has only allowed 49 hits, 17 earned runs, 24 walks and 57 strikeouts. Opposing batters are hitting .209 off of the Flower Mound native. Kilian also received First-Team All-Big 12 honors this season.
Last season, Kilian put together a 6-0 record with two saves in 19 appearances. He had 35 strikeouts, 23 walks and only gave up 15 earned runs on 25 hits in 38 innings. Opponents were only held to a .194 batting average against Kilian.
Congratulations to Caleb and the rest of this year’s draftees!
Other Red Raiders in the draft:
Grant Little – San Diego Padres, 74th overall pick in the Competitive Balance Round B round.
Steven Gingery – St. Louis Cardinals, 123rd overall pick in the fourth round.
Ryan Shetter – Atlanta Braves, 262nd overall pick in the ninth round.
Jose Quezada – San Diego Padres, 291st overall pick in the tenth round.
Davis Martin – Chicago White Sox, 408th overall pick in the 14th round.
Ty Harpenau – Atlanta Braves, 472nd overall pick in the 16th round.
Cody Farhat – Cleveland Indians, 703rd overall pick in the 23rd round.
Michael Davis - Minnesota Twins, 724th overall pick in the 24th round.