Junior Left-handed Pitcher Taken by Los Angeles in 33rd Round of Draft
SECAUCUS, N.J. — Rob Cerfolio, a junior left-handed starting pitcher on the Yale University baseball team, was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 33rd round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft on Saturday.
It is the ninth straight year that a Yale player was selected in the draft, which is the longest current consecutive stretch of draft selections by any school in the Ivy League.
Cerfolio (Birmingham, Ala.) was selected by the Dodgers with the 1,024th overall selection. He is the 29th Yale player to be selected in the draft during John Stuper's tenure as Yale's head coach (1993-present).
Cerfolio is one of 16 draft selections with Connecticut ties and one of 38 selections from his home state of Alabama. In his Yale career, Cerfolio has made 36 appearances with 23 starts. He has recorded 63 career strikeouts over three seasons. His performance in 2013 was his best by far, including a career-best 2.94 ERA and a career-high 29 strikeouts. In 2013, he led Yale in ERA, starts (8) and strikeouts looking (12), and he was second on the team in opponents' batting average (.273), strikeouts (29), and innings pitched (49.0).
Cerfolio is the second Ivy League player selected by the Dodgers and the sixth Ivy League player overall to be selected in the 2013 draft.
Report filed by Jon Erickson Jr., Yale Sports Publicity