WACO, Texas – Baylor baseball junior left-handed pitcher Daniel Castano was selected on the final day of the 2016 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Saturday.
Castano was the 19th round pick (586th overall) of the St. Louis Cardinals, marking Baylor’s highest choice since 2013 (Dillon Newman, 16th round). With the selection, BU has had at least one player chosen in 39 of the last 41 drafts, dating back to 1976. The Bears have a total of 136 draft selections in program history.
The 6’4”, 230-pound hurler from Austin (Lake Travis High School) finished his third campaign with the Bears in 2016 with a 4-5 record and 4.64 ERA in 14 starts. He allowed 47 runs on 93 hits and 36 walks with a career-high 63 strikeouts in a career-best 87.1 innings, garnering him a second-team All-Big 12 nod.
Over his career at BU, he has a 13-15 record and 3.91 ERA in 50 appearances and 37 starts with one complete game shutout and one save as he allowed 128 runs on 260 hits and 89 walks with 147 strikeouts in 234.2 innings. He was a 2015 All-Big 12 honorable mention and 2014 Big 12 All-Freshman Team member.