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2017 MLB Draft: Craig Dedelow drafted by the White Sox

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Dedelow is the latest Hoosier baseball player selected in the MLB draft.

Craig Dedelow tops off his senior season by being selected in the ninth round of the MLB Draft
Auston Matricardi

With the 267th pick in the 2017 MLB Draft, the Chicago White Sox have selected Indiana outfielder Craig Dedelow.

As a senior, Dedelow hit .258 with 19 home runs and 54 RBIs. That average was lower than what he hit during his sophomore and junior seasons, but the power numbers were much higher than his previous outputs. His OPS of .899 was the highest of his college career as well.

In the field, Dedelow only made one error on 155 chances for a fielding percentage of .994. He also showed off his arm last season, throwing out nine runners and preventing countless others from taking an extra base.

In the 2016 MLB Draft, the Pittsburgh Pirates selected Dedelow in the 34th round. This 25-round leap makes will surely be one of the bigger ones of the year and makes Dedelow’s decision to return to Indiana for his senior season look pretty good.