Tulane’s Benoit Selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the 10th Round of 2021 MLB Draft


Courtesy: Tulane Athletics

NEW ORLEANS – Tulane University right-handed pitcher Donovan Benoit was selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the 10th round (300th overall pick) of the 2021 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Monday.
Benoit becomes the 127th player selected in the MLB Draft in program history. Earlier on Monday, teammates Collin Burns and Braden Olthoff were selected by the Baltimore Orioles (sixth round, 167th pick) and the Los Angeles Angels (ninth round, 261th pick), respectively.
The Pensacola, Florida, native established himself as a consistent weekend starter during the 2021 campaign. Benoit saw action in 15 games and made nine starts. He finished the year with a 4-4 record, posting 67 strikeouts.
Benoit finished the year on a high note, as he worked 4.1 innings of relief and struck out nine in the American Athletic Conference Championship against USF to pick up his fourth win on the season.
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