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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: Thomas Schultz drafted by Washington Nationals in ninth round

With the 255th overall pick Thomas Schultz was the third Vanderbilt pitcher to be selected in the 2023 MLB Draft.
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Chloe Kim
Thomas Schultz pitching for Vanderbilt against Indiana State, as photographed on April 18, 2023 (Hustler Multimedia/Chloe Kim)

Vanderbilt right-handed pitcher Thomas Schultz was selected in the ninth round by the Washington Nationals in the 2023 MLB Draft. Schultz spent four seasons for the Commodores and ended his collegiate baseball career with a 10-7 record as a starter.

Thomas is a very steady kid,” head coach Tim Corbin said. “Thomas is one of the best athletes on the team and continues to build on his strength in the weight room. He is a consistent, reliable and likable young man. I appreciate him very much.”

Before the 2023 season, Schultz was listed as a preseason All-American. The 6’6’’ pitcher had a strong showing in his senior season, recording a 4.05 ERA in 33.1 innings pitches. He also notched 37 strikeouts.

Being drafted in the ninth round will be used as motivation for Schultz. He has always been overlooked, even since high school. He was the 146th-ranked right-handed pitcher in the Class of 2019.

He’ll hope to bring his tenacity and athleticism to the Washington Nationals farm system.

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

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Andrew Wilf
Andrew Wilf, Former Sports Editor
Andrew Wilf (’24) is Sports Editor for The Vanderbilt Hustler. He is from Livingston, N.J., and is majoring in history and minoring in business. He joined the sports staff his freshman year, previously serving as a Staff Writer, Assistant Sports Editor and Deputy Sports Editor. Beyond writing for The Hustler, he is also the host of Anchor Analysis, Commodore Clash and Live From West End. In his free time, Andrew enjoys watching the NFL and playing golf. He can be reached at [email protected].
Chloe Kim
Chloe Kim, Staff Writer and Photographer
Chloe Kim (‘26) is majoring in Psychology with a minor in computer science and Spanish in the College of Arts and Science. She is on the club tennis team and likes to write poetry and short stories in her free time. In addition to writing, Chloe loves to draw and take photographs for The Hustler! She can be reached at [email protected].
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