Brett Adcock drafted by Houston Astros
The 2016 Major League Baseball Draft just included its first member of the Michigan baseball team.
Junior left-handed pitcher Brett Adcock was selected Friday in the fourth round by the Houston Astros. He was the 127th overall pick.
“It was definitely cool to be able to mature as a person, as a player, as a friend and a son,” Adcock said about his time in Ann Arbor.
Adcock stood out in three years at Michigan. He posted an overall record of 24-13, recorded a 3.09 earned-run average, struck out 256 batters and held opponents to a .211 batting average. He was named to the 2014 Big Ten All-Freshman team and was named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American the same year.
But it was Adcock’s sophomore year with the Wolverines that he will likely be most fond of.
In addition to going 10-4 with a 3.10 ERA, he came through in two very clutch moments for Michigan. He pitched 5.2 innings and gave up two hits in the 2015 Big Ten Tournament championship game, which propelled the Wolverines to a 4-3 win over Maryland. the victory gave Michigan its first Big Ten Tournament title since 2008.
“It was a great team win and a great university win,” Adcock said. “The coaching staff put a lot of trust in me and the team put a lot of trust in me.”
Adcock had a strong performance in the NCAA Tournament as well that season. He struck out six in seven innings in the Wolverines’ heartbreaking 4-3 loss to then-No. 9 Louisville on May 30, 2015.
“We weren’t even supposed to come close to (beating Louisville),” Adcock said. “I feel like we really put Michigan on the map.”