Georgia Tech baseball’s big day during Tuesday’s second day of the 2019 MLB Draft continued in the seventh round when Friday night starter Xzavion Curry was drafted by the Cleveland Indians.
The fourth Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket to be taken in this year’s MLB Draft was right handed pitcher and Friday night starter Xzavion Curry. The junior righty was taken in the seventh round by the Cleveland Indians, becoming the fourth Yellow Jacket to be selected in the draft, all coming on Tuesday. Joining Curry in getting drafted on Tuesday is first baseman/pitcher Tristin English, left handed pitcher Connor Thomas, and catcher Kyle McCann.
Curry has been the Jackets Friday night starter for each of the last three-years and has seen improvements from year-to-year. This past season was Curry’s best of his career with the Yellow Jackets so far but just made 11 starts after suffering some injuries later in the season. That being said, in those 11 starts, Curry pitched his way to an ERA of 4.08 over 57.1 innings pitched. He also went 4-2 this season over those 11 starts. He also struck out 66 while walking just 16 over those 57.1 innings pitched.
Alongside the potential departures of English, Thomas, and McCann, the Jackets have now lost four pivotal parts of their 2018 team. The Jackets this season put together one of their best seasons this decade, going 43-19 overall and 19-11 in ACC play. They also earned the No.3 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament but were knocked out this weekend after losing two games to Auburn in their regional.