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Wills Montgomerie Selected in 6th Round of MLB Draft

The junior right hander is the first Husky picked in the 2017 Draft.

Daniel Connolly/ The UConn Blog

UConn Baseball had four players selected in the 2016 MLB First Year Player Draft and they now have their first off the board in 2017 in Wills Montgomerie. The junior right-hander was selected in the sixth round, 190th overall, by the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Montgomerie still has eligibility remaining, so if he chooses not to sign with the Dodgers before 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 15, he can return to Storrs and complete his senior year.

The signing bonus value assigned to the 190th overall pick is $231,900.

Should he sign and not return, Montgomerie would likely report to the Odgen Raptors of the Pioneer League, a Rookie level team.

Montgomerie was an integral part of the UConn weekend rotation this year, leading the team in starts, and was the only player who started a game every weekend of the year. He had an ERA of 3.73 with a 6-3 record and led the team in strikeouts (116) as well as innings pitched (89 1/3).

Should he move on to the professional ranks, his shoes in the Saturday starter role will be big ones to fill.