Three Colonials Selected in 2018 MLB Draft
Isaiah Pasteur (Yankees), Will Kobos (Pirates) and Robbie Metz (Rockies) hear their name called
WASHINGTON – The GW baseball team was well represented on the third and final day of the 2018 MLB First-Year Player Draft as Isaiah Pasteur, Will Kobos and Robbie Metz all heard their name called, marking the second-most draft picks for the Colonials in school history.
Pasteur was a 13th round selection by the New York Yankees, Kobos went to the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 19th round and Metz was taken in the 25th round by the Colorado Rockies. The three selections is exceeded only by the 2002 draft when six Colonials were selected, while GW also had a trio of players taken in 2000.
Pasteur, a native of Westminster, Md., was the 2017-18 Atlantic 10 Player of the Year and also earned POTY honors from the Eastern College Athletic Conference. He made history throughout the season with his program-record 32-game hit streak and conference-record three consecutive Player of the Week awards. He led the A-10 in runs, triples, total bases and slugging percentage, while ranking in the top three in hits, home runs, stolen bases, RBIs and at bats. Pasteur’s production wasn’t limited to offense, as he also held a 2-1 record with a 3.45 ERA in 12 appearances on the mound.
Kobos had a standout junior season for GW as he posted a 4-1 record with a 1.35 ERA over 23 appearances spanning 53.1 innings en route to second team All-Atlantic 10 honors. The righty from Charlotte, North Carolina, had a team-high six saves, while his 49 strikeouts were third on the team and first among relievers. He limited opponents to a .216 batting average and allowed just five extra-base hits (all doubles) all season. He had 12 outings of two innings or more and didn’t allow an earned run in 18 of his 23 appearances.
A four-year starter for GW, Metz held top-10 conference rankings in a number of categories as a senior last season, including at-bats (1st, 243), doubles (2nd, 18), hits (4th, 75), stolen bases (6th, 24), total bases (8th, 105), runs (9th, 43) and RBI (10th, 42). The Poolesville, Maryland, native tallied 23 multiple-hit games and nine multi-RBI games. The middle infielder and pitcher earned postseason honors from the Atlantic 10 three times in his career, including second team honors as a junior and senior.
The GW baseball program has had a total of 41 players drafted dating back to 1971, including selections in each of the past four seasons. Joey Bartosic (2017, Colorado Rockies) and Eddie Muhl (2017, Pittsburgh Pirates) gave GW multiple selections a year ago, and were preceded by Kevin Mahala (2016, Pittsburgh Pirates) and Shane Kemp (2015, Pittsburgh Pirates).
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