Despite missing the entire 2018 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery, West Virginia ace Michael Grove was taken by the Los Angeles Dodgers with the No. 68 pick of the 2018 MLB Draft on Monday.
Grove couldn’t pitch for the Mountaineers during his junior season, but he made a sizable enough impact for West Virginia in his first two years.
In 2017, the right-hander was named to the All-Big 12 second team after compiling a 2.87 ERA and striking out 61 over 47 innings of work. He took a perfect game into the eighth inning against Kansas, a performance that earned him the Big 12 Pitcher of the Week Award.
In his freshman season, Grove was an All-Big 12 honorable mention selection.
Grove was the lone West Virginia player taken on the first night of the 2018 MLB Draft. The draft resumes Tuesday.