Standout junior pitcher Chris McMahon was selected as the 46th overall pick of the 2020 MLB Draft by the Colorado Rockies. The talented right-hander was one of the best pitchers in the country in the early part of the 2020 college baseball season.
McMahon was a dominant pitcher in his time in the orange and green. He pitched to a career ERA of 3.28 and was undefeated at 3-0 with a 1.05 ERA through his first four starts of the shortened 2020 season.
This year, McMahon was part of a dominant Hurricanes rotation made up of him, Brian Van Belle, and Slade Cecconi. The three will all most likely move to the professional ranks, and through the first month of the 2020 season made up one of the best rotations in all of college baseball.
McMahon’s new team the Rockies plays at Coors Field which is always a negative for pitchers. However, the Rockies are building strongly for the future and McMahon slides into what is already a strong draft class for the Colorado team.
Teammate Slade Cecconi was drafted 33rd overall by the Diamondbacks as the Hurricanes first player off of the board Wednesday night. Fellow teammates Freddy Zamora and Alex Toral could also hear their names called in later rounds Thursday night as the Hurricanes program continues to develop players that go on and have professional success.
Playing professional baseball is no doubt a dream come true for Chris McMahon. He will almost certainly sign for the Rockies, and should have a lot of success in the years to come.