Georgia Tech baseball star Tristin English was drafted in the third round of the MLB Draft on Tuesday by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Tristin English’s dreams of being a professional baseball player is one step closer. On Tuesday, in the third round of the 2019 MLB Draft, the Arizona Diamondbacks selects Tristin English with the 93rd overall pick.
English, a three-time first team All ACC member was the first Jacket to be drafted in the 2019 MLB Draft.
The two-way star for the Jackets had a tremendous junior season that pushed him up draft boards across the league and his NCAA regional performance only raised eyebrows more.
This season, English hit .346/.427/.710 in 214 at bats. He hit 18 home runs on the season while driving in 71 base runners. English performed well on the mound as well for the Jackets in 2019, going 3-0 with a 3.70 ERA over 15 appearances.
The Diamondbacks did announce English as a first baseman, so his first chances in pro ball will be with the bat but if they didn’t workout, English could have a career on the mound. That being said, with an approach at the plate that keeps getting better and better, English could become a huge steal for the Diamondbacks.
English was a major contributor to the Jackets in 2019 and with his imminent departure, the Jackets will have a tough time replacing his bat in their lineup. He’s been one of the more special players to come through Tech recently to say the least.
English will have just over a month to decide if he will sign with the Arizona Diamondbacks or return to Tech. That being said don’t hold your breath on seeing him return for his senior year.