Major Leagues Baseball’s 2021 Draft has been good for the Virginia Cavaliers and that culminated in Mike Vasil being drafted in the late rounds of the draft’s first full day. The junior right hander was selected 232nd overall in the 8th round by the New York Mets. The bonus slot value of the pick is $181K, but just like Zack Gelof, Vasil could fetch more than slot given his ability to return to Charlottesville.
Vasil was 7-5 on the year with a 4.52 ERA pitching mostly in the Sunday spot. He may have pitched his best game of the year in the Cavaliers 6-2 loss to Texas that ended Virginia’s run in Omaha. In that game, Vasil went seven strong giving up two runs on four hits, one walk while striking out eight.
Vasil’s selection capped a solid day for the Hoos who have had four players selected through the first ten rounds. Only eight other schools have more selections, and the Hoos are second behind Louisville in selections among ACC teams.
The draft continues Tuesday beginning at Noon. There are ten more rounds and we’ll update you on all the Virginia picks.