Michigan State left-handed pitcher Alex Troop was picked by the Washington Nationals in the ninth round (283rd pick overall) of the 2017 MLB Draft on Tuesday.
— MLB Draft Tracker (@MLBDraftTracker) June 13, 2017
The Batavia, Illinois, native and Spartans rising junior is 15-5 in his career, including an 8-3 season with a 2.47 ERA in 2017. His 83 strikeouts on the season ranked fifth in the Big Ten.
Troop also finished the season with 3 home runs and 12 RBI as well as a .531 slugging percentage and a .444 on-base percentage. He has 4 home runs and 29 RBI in his college career.
Troop led Michigan State to a 29-23 record (9-13 Big Ten) in the spring.