Gophers pitcher Max Meyer drafted No. 3 overall in the MLB Draft; highest draft spot for U of M player since Molitor in 1977

Gophers pitcher Max Meyer talks to our Darren 'Doogie' Wolfson before a January practice. Photo: KSTP: Scott Wise. Gophers pitcher Max Meyer talks to our Darren 'Doogie' Wolfson before a January practice.

Tommy Wiita
Updated: June 10, 2020 09:29 PM
Created: June 10, 2020 06:39 PM

University of Minnesota's Max Meyer has been selected as the number three pick to the Miami Marlins in the MLB Draft on Wednesday night. 

Meyer is the first Gopher to be drafted that high since Paul Molitor was selected in 1977 as the third overall pick by the Milwaukee Brewers. 


"I'm at a loss for words. I have been dreaming of this day ever since I was a little kid, and for my dreams to come true today, this is the greatest day of my life," said Meyer in a Zoom call with reporters. "There are so many people to thank that have been pushing me to be the best player and person I can be: family, coaches and all of my teammates throughout the years. I wouldn't be here today without them. I'm going to remember this day for the rest of my life. I could not be more excited to be joining the Miami Marlins organization and look forward to beginning the next chapter of my career."

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