Auburn junior pitcher Davis Daniel has been selected in the seventh round of the 2019 MLB Draft by the Los Angeles Angels.
Despite only playing in two innings of one game as a junior before undergoing Tommy John surgery, Daniel increased his draft stock from his sophomore campaign after which he was selected in the 11th round by the Milwaukee Brewers.
After being selected by the Brewers, Daniel addressed the decision to return to school on Twitter.
“First I would like to thank the Brewers for giving me the opportunity to fulfill my dream and start my professional career, however we have some unfinished business down in Auburn! I am excited to announce that I will officially be returning for my junior year on the Plains!” Daniel wrote last July.
Daniel made 10 starts and appeared in 19 games as a sophomore. He pitched 66.2 innings during the year while recording a 4.86 ERA and 70 strikeouts.
As a freshman, Daniel started 16 of the 17 games he appeared in. He maintained a 5.89 ERA through the season while striking out 61 batters through 70.1 innings pitched.