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Chicago Cubs Select Kachmar In 28th Round of 2019 MLB Draft
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
By Jack Bluhm
Chicago Cubs Select Kachmar In 28th Round of 2019 MLB Draft

CHICAGO - Chris Kachmar was selected with the No. 852 overall pick in the 28th round by the Chicago Cubs in the 2019 MLB Draft.

Kachmar is now the 31st player in Bison Baseball history to have been drafted to the big leagues.

The senior right hander had a stellar senior season and was an ASUN First Team All-Conference selection. Over 14 starts he led the Bisons with 90 innings pitched and 89 strikeouts, while posting a record of 9-3 and a 3.60 ERA. Those numbers were also some of the best in the entire conference: his nine wins led the league, finished fifth in strikeouts, second in innings pitched and 10th in ERA.

The East Greenville, Pennsylvania native was virtually unhittable down the final stretch of the season and was a key reason to the Bisons finishing third in the conference standings. Over his final three starts, Kachmar threw a combined 26 innings, two complete games, allowed just three earned runs and struck out 20 batters.

Kachmar was also named back-to-back ASUN Pitcher of the Week on May 6 and 13 after throwing two complete games in a row. His first complete game came at home in a shutout victory versus North Florida where he allowed only four hits to go along with four strikeouts. The next week, he went the full nine innings again on the road at Liberty and tossed eight scoreless innings with six strikeouts after giving up a run in the first.