Episode 54: World Series Review and Breaking Down the 2019 D-III Draft Class (featuring Toby Welk)

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Welcome to Episode 54 of The Podcast About Division III Baseball. The season ended and then the Draft happened, so there is a lot to talk about. We also have a special guest on because how could we not get Toby Welk on the podcast after winning Player of the Year and then getting drafted? Here's the agenda:

  • World Series review (at 0:30)
    • The Chapman Panthers are your 2019 National Champions
    • 4 in a row for the West region!
    • Babson played three insane games
    • Replay at the World Series was weird and messy and hilarious
  • Draft review
    • The silliness of Day 3 of the Draft and why we love it so much (at 8:30)
    • Breaking down the 9 players selected
      • Baldwin-Wallace RHP Danny Cody -- Astros, 17th round (at 13:00)
      • Penn State-Berks 3B Toby Welk -- Orioles, 21st round (at 16:40)
      • Randolph-Macon RHP Nick Roth -- Orioles, 26th round (at 18:52)
      • East Texas Baptist C Casey Combs -- Marlins, 27th round (at 21:35)
      • Chapman RHP Tyler Peck -- Cardinals, 28th round (at 24:28)
      • Rowan OF Matt Woods -- Angels, 29th round (at 26:21)
      • Rowan RHP Danny Serreino -- Reds, 32nd round (at 28:57)
      • Berry RHP Dylan Beasley -- Nationals, 32nd round (at 32:45)
      • Shenandoah LHP Robert Klinchock -- Tigers, 35th round (at 36:13)
    • Why some players may or may have been selected (at 38:10)
    • The players we were most surprised weren't drafted (at 40:18)
  • Special guest/Player of the Year/Orioles 21st round pick Toby Welk joins the show (at 46:08)
    • What he was doing when the Orioles drafted him
    • How he went from being 5-foot-6 when he got his license to being Player of the Year and getting drafted
    • Recounting all 6 of his strikeouts this season
    • How he became obsessed with the art of hitting
    • ...and more!

...then we say goodbye. Thanks for listening!

Production note: Sorry for the mild echo and below-average audio quality -- we were in two different places. Blame Skype!

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