William & Mary junior second baseman Ryan Lindemuth and senior RHP John Farrell were drafted in the 2013 First-Year Major League Baseball Draft on Saturday afternoon. Lindemuth was taken in the 20th round (599 overall) by the Pittsburgh Pirates, while Farrell was tabbed in the 21st round (638 overall) by the Tampa Bay Rays. The duo becomes the 22nd and 23rd players drafted into the majors out of William & Mary since 1999.
“As a coaching staff and as a program, we are extremely proud of both John and Ryan,” stated head coach Jamie Pinzino. “Both are extremely good baseball players, outstanding individuals, and were a huge part of our success this season. We wish John the best of luck as he begins his professional career, and will continue to work with Ryan and his family to make the best decision possible for his future.”
A native of Burke, Va., Lindemuth batted .351 in 2013, which included team-highs in hits (88) and RBIs (49). The 2013 second-team All-CAA selection was clutch when needed most this season as he batted .647, which included 12 RBIs, 11 hits and eight runs scored in this season’s CAA Tournament.
The 2013 campaign was a special one for Farrell as he finished the year with a record of 11-3 and an ERA of 2.70. He became the first Tribe hurler to win 10 or more games in a season since Rosy Waugh accomplished the feat in 1938. Additionally, he led the CAA in wins and innings pitched (116.2). The Andover, Mass. native, earned first-team All-CAA accolades as he became the sixth W&M pitcher to garner first-team all-league distinctions.
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