Former Yale pitcher Brandon Josselyn '09 made his professional debut last night, tossing 2.2 innings in relief for the Pulaski (Va.) Mariners of the Appalachian League. Josselyn, the 2009 Ivy League Pitcher of the Year, was drafted by the Mariners organization in the 25th round of the Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft on June 10.
Brandon Josselyn '09, the reigning Ivy League Pitcher of the Year, joined the professional ranks today, as he was selected by the Seattle Mariners with the second pick of the 25th round (743rd overall) in the 2009 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
Ten Yale student-athletes were honored today, as the Ivy League released its list of those selected for Academic All-Ivy recognition in spring sports. Eligible student-athletes include all starters or key reserves on officially recognized varsity teams that have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
For the sixth time in the 17-year tenure of John Stuper, the Mazzuto Family Head Coach for Baseball, a Yale pitcher has been named the Ivy League Pitcher of the Year. This year, the league-wide honor goes to senior Brandon Josselyn. The 6'3 right-hander posted a 3-1 record in league contests in 2009 with a 3.41 earned run average and 35 strikeouts. In addition to that accolade, Josselyn earned first team All-Ivy honors alongside junior first baseman Trygg Larsson-Danforth. Senior Stefan Schropp grabbed second team All-Ivy laurels as a utility player for the second time in his career.
John Stuper, the Mazzuto Family Head Coach for Baseball, has announced that the captain of the 2010 Yale baseball team will be pitcher Joe Castaldi. The announcement comes following a team vote at the annual year-end dinner on Friday evening.