ATLANTA – Georgia Tech baseball continued to be represented in the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft on June 5 when three student-athletes were selected on the third day, including junior Amos Willingham in the 17th round (No. 513 overall) by the Washington Nationals.
Joining the four selected June 4, the seven Yellow Jackets selected in the MLB Draft are the most since 2013.
After transferring from Snead State Community College, Willingham jumped onto the scene at Georgia Tech as a veteran midweek starter before assuming the Friday starter position for injured junior Xzavion Curry.
Willingham found his footing easy enough, finishing with an 8-2 record in 18 appearances and 13 starts, pitching 69 1/3 innings with a 5.19 ERA.
He finished with 42 strikeouts and an opponents’ batting average of .285, while also pitching a part of a combined shutout.
In three of his final four starts to 2019, including three postseason games, the Summerville, Georgia, native only allowed more than two runs once, stringing together two-straight quality starts to finish the season.