COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Amid winning its first Super Regional game in program history, the Maryland baseball team had a trio of players selected in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft Saturday.
Left-handed pitcher Ben Brewster was taken in the 15th round (438th overall) by the Chicago White Sox, Charlie White was selected in the 21st round (619th overall) by the Chicago Cubs and Blake Schmit rounded out the day three selections after being drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 26th round (770th overall). White joins pitcher Jake Stinnett (2nd round, 45th overall), who was also selected by the Cubs.
The senior Brewster has appeared in 22 games for the Terrapins out of the bullpen this season, striking out 28 batters in 23.0 innings with a 2.74 ERA. The six-foot-three Baltimore native recently graduated with a degree in kinesiology.
White was drafted in the middle of a spectacular three-hit performance against Virginia Saturday, and currently leads the Terps with 25 stolen bases and 49 runs scored. The all-time Maryland leader in steals (86), White has started 60 games and posted a .291 batting average this season en route to second team All-ACC honors for a second consecutive year. White was selected in the 29th round by the New York Yankees last year.
Schmit has made 112 starts at shortstop for Maryland since transferring from Des Moines Area Community College. The Minnesota native leads the Terps with 17 doubles and ranks second on the team with a .312 batting average. Schmit is member of the prestigious Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year watchlist.