Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Hart not drafted

The Major League Baseball draft just concluded and Brook Hart was not among the 1,525 players taken.

That is very good news for the Yale football team since there would have been a potentially gaping hole behind Patrick Witt at the quarterback position had Hart chosen to pursue to professional baseball career rather than play his senior season at Yale.

Hart joined the Yale baseball program for the first time as a junior and while his numbers (3-3, 6.33 ERA and 53 hits in 41 2/3 innings) weren't impressive, tall lefty pitchers who average nearly a strikeout per inning and have a 38/14 strikeout/walk ratio tend to draw interest from MLB scouts.

Hart missed spring drills with the football team and Witt seems to have taken hold of the No. 1 QB position but things could have gotten a bit dicey had something happened to Witt and Hart wasn't around.

Even if Witt assumes the starting role, the Yale coaching staff can feel pretty good about having a veteran reserve like Hart who has started nine games in the last two seasons and owns program records for completion percentage in a season (62.1 in 2008) and in a career (61.2).

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