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BREAKING: Chase Illig Selected in 29th Round of the MLB Draft




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WVU catcher Chase Illig was selected in the 29th round of the MLB Draft by the New York Yankees. This makes him the seventh of eight players selected which sets a school record for the most players selected in one draft.

A native of Bluefield, Illig did not participate in the 2019 season due to a preseason injury. He is expected to play a part in replacing Ivan Gonzalez along with 2019 designated hitter Paul McIntosh if he returns to WVU.

If Illig leaves, WVU’s catching depth will take a serious hit as McIntosh would be the only catcher returning with considerable experience along with junior-to-be Connor Hamilton who has made 34 appearances over his first two years in Morgantown.  Illig is a redshirt junior, making him more likely to turn pro than a true junior.

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