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Three More Penn State Baseball Stars Selected In 2021 MLB Draft

Penn State baseball’s time in the national spotlight isn’t done yet, folks.

Three Nittany Lions — Justin Williams, Kyle Virbitsky, and Bailey Dees — were selected on the third day of the 2021 MLB Draft Tuesday.

The Houston Astros selected Williams No. 508 overall in the 17th round. The infielder started 42 games at third base in 2021 while batting .302 with 48 hits, 28 runs, and 23 RBIs.

Virbitsky, meanwhile, could join the Oakland Athletics as the No. 518 overall pick in the draft. He started 13 games for the Nittany Lions this season and recorded a 5-4 record. In 77.2 innings of work, Virbitsky logged 88 strikeouts on a 4.17 ERA.

Finally, the New York Yankees selected pitcher Bailey Dees No. 543 overall one round later. Dees also started 13 games this spring and posted a 5.59 ERA and 4-4 record. In 66 innings, he struck out 53 batters.

The trio of Nittany Lions joins Penn State prospect Lonnie White Jr. and pitcher Conor Larkin as MLB Draft selections. White and Larkin were selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates and Toronto Blue Jays, respectively.

Drafted players have until 11:59 p.m. on August 15 to sign with their new teams. Choosing to enroll or remain enrolled at Penn State would effectively negate their draft selections.

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Matt DiSanto

By day, Matt is a senior majoring in journalism. By night, he's Onward State's managing editor. He's a huge Philadelphia sports fan, fantasy football lover, and washed-up drummer hailing from Collegeville, Pa. The quickest way to his heart is Margherita pizza and "Arrested Development" quotes. Follow him on Twitter @mattdisanto_ if you hate yourself or email Matt at [email protected] if you hate him.

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