Hampshire grad Matt Jachec selected by Cleveland Guardians in MLB Draft

Jachec drafted in 18th round with 548th overall pick

Matt Jachec, a 2019 Hampshire graduate, was selected by the Cleveland Guardians in the 18th round with the 548th overall pick of the 2023 MLB First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday in Seattle.

Jachec (6-foot, 200 pounds), who just finished his senior season at Indiana State, earned All-Missouri Valley Conference first-team honors for the second consecutive year.

Jachec, a right-handed pitcher, was 7-4 with 4.05 ERA in 104 1/3 innings pitched, striking out 104 and walking 17 during his senior season. In four years at Indiana State, Jachec was 17-6 with a 3.56 ERA, 199 strikeouts and 32 walks in 220 innings.

Jachec is the first Indiana State player taken in the draft since 2019.