John Means named first ever MLB All-Star from WVU
Things just keep on getting better for the WVU baseball program. After making his MLB debut last year and posting standout numbers in the first half of this season, ex-Mountaineer left-hander John Means has been named an MLB All-Star, the first in school history.
Means came to WVU from Fort Scott Community College and spent his sophomore and junior years in Morgantown. In 2014, Means formed a stellar rotation with Chad Donato and Harrison Musgrave and posted a 6-2 record with a 3.13 ERA in 12 starts. As a result, the Baltimore Orioles chose him in the 11th round of that year’s draft.
It looked like Means was on track to be a minor league journeyman until he received his first MLB call up last season. He made just one appearance and started 2019 at AAA. The 26 year-old was brought up once again early this season and has made his mark. Means has tallied a 7-4 record in 17 appearances and produced a 2.50 ERA. Tonight, he was named to the MLB All-Star Game, making him the first player in school history to appear in the Midsummer Classic.
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