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The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University

The Vanderbilt Hustler

The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University.
The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University

The Vanderbilt Hustler

The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University.

MLB Draft: Jake Eder drafted by Miami Marlins in fourth round

The left-handed pitcher will make his way to Miami after being picked in the fourth round.
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Vanderbilt pitcher Jake Eder delivers a pitch in the Commodores’ win over UIC on February 23, 2020. (Hustler Multimedia/Mattigan Kelly)

Junior left-handed pitcher Jake Eder was selected by the Miami Marlins with the 104th overall pick in the 2020 MLB Draft on Thursday.

Eder is the second VandyBoy pitcher selected in this year’s MLB Draft and was taken a mere three picks after teammate Tyler Brown. He will join former Vanderbilt teammates JJ Bleday, Julian Infante and Zach King in the Miami farm system.

In his first season as a full-time weekend starter in 2020, Eder had a 3.60 ERA and was second on the team with 27 strikeouts. He led the team with 20 innings pitched in four starts.

Eder’s rise to becoming a fourth-round draft pick began last season, when his 2.97 ERA as a reliever was the second-lowest in the Vanderbilt bullpen. Pitching his best in the postseason, he earned two saves in three appearances in the NCAA Tournament. Eder also earned a three-inning save in Game 3 of the College World Series to clinch the Commodores’ second national championship.

Eder’s development at Vanderbilt began as a freshman, when his 5.45 ERA in nine starts and two additional appearances brought up questions about his control. But with a dedication lauded by head coach Tim Corbin, he cemented his role as a strikeout pitcher by year three.

Stay tuned to The Vanderbilt Hustler sports section on Twitter for 2020 MLB Draft news.

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Betsy Goodfriend, Former Deputy Sports Editor
Betsy Goodfriend ('21) was the Deputy Sports Editor for The Vanderbilt Hustler. She majored in Human and Organizational Development with a minor in Business. In her free time, she enjoys online shopping, creating to-do lists and watching football even if she has no interest in either team playing. She can be reached at [email protected].    
Mattigan Kelly, Former Deputy Multimedia Director
Mattigan Kelly ('22) was Deputy Multimedia Director for The Vanderbilt Hustler. She has been on the staff since her freshman year. Mattigan majored in chemical engineering in the School for Engineering. In addition to shooting for The Hustler, she was the Development Coordinator for Camp Kesem at Vanderbilt, works in a research lab on campus and plays Club Tennis.
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