Strumpf has struggled a bit this year. I’m using struggle relative to last year, as this year he still hit .281/.420/.462 on the year, with seven home runs and 38 RBIs. Still, scouts love what they see from Strumpf, especially his swing mechanics, which many believe will translate at the next level.
Of course, UCLA was playing tonight’s game against LMU when he was chosen and Strumpf managed to be drafted as he was walking up to bat with two runners on and two outs with the Bruins nursing a one-run lead. And, of course...
Sometimes, life is funny in that way.
Congratulations to Chase Strumpf on being drafted!