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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.

2023 MLB Draft: RJ Schreck selected in ninth round by Seattle Mariners

The power-hitting right fielder will head to the Pacific Northwest after being drafted with the No. 227 overall pick in the 2023 MLB Draft
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Ophelia Lu
RJ Schreck high-fives head coach Tim Corbin, as photographed on April 11, 2023. (Hustler Multimedia/Ophelia Lu)

Vanderbilt outfielder RJ Schreck was selected by the Seattle Mariners with the No. 227 pick in the 2023 MLB draft. Schreck marks the sixth Commodore selected in this year’s draft, joining fellow outfielder Enrique Bradfield Jr. along with pitchers Hunter Owen, Nick Maldonado, Patrick Reilly and Thomas Schultz.

Schreck, a graduate transfer, spent the first four years of his collegiate career with Duke University. During his time in Durham, Schreck batted .288, hitting 26 homers and driving in 94 runs. It wasn’t until after his fourth year at Duke, when he committed to play for head coach Tim Corbin and the Vanderbilt Commodores, that he elevated his game to a different level.

The Los Angeles native slashed.306/.454/.588 during his single season with the Black and Gold, crushing 14 home runs while setting a new career-high in RBIs with 59. Schreck was one of the team’s most consistent hitters all season, leading the Commodore offense through cold stretches and hot streaks. The right-fielder was the exact player the Commodores needed and played a significant role in leading the team to an SEC Tournament Championship and a No. 5 national seed.

Now, Schreck will head northwest to join the Seattle farm system and look to work his way up the ranks through the coming years.

Stay tuned to The Vanderbilt Hustler Sports section on Twitter for 2023 MLB Draft news.

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Aiden Rutman
Aiden Rutman, Sports Editor
Aiden Rutman (‘25) is a student in Peabody College majoring in human and organizational development and minoring in communication studies. He formerly produced The Hustler’s sports podcast, Live from West End. In addition to writing and podcasting, Aiden is an avid New York sports fan, and he loves playing sports, spending time outdoors and trying new foods. You can reach him at [email protected].
Ophelia Lu
Ophelia Lu, Deputy Photography Editor
Ophelia Lu (’26) is from Los Angeles and is double majoring in biomedical and electrical engineering in the School of Engineering. She previously served as a staff photographer. When not covering events and sports games for The Hustler, you can find her listening to a lot of music, studying at Starbucks or lying on Alumni lawn. She can be reached at [email protected].
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