Doxakis Selected in the Second Round of the MLB Draft
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M junior left-handed pitcher John Doxakis was selected in the second round of the 2019 MLB Draft by the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday evening.
It marks the third consecutive season the Aggies had a pitcher selected in the second round of the draft, following Mitchell Kilkenny in 2018 and Corbin Martin in 2017.
Doxakis finished the 2019 campaign with a 7-4 record, 2.06 ERA, .207 opponent batting average and 115 strikeouts in 104.2 innings. He ranked fourth in the NCAA in ERA, fifth in strikeouts (115), eighth in WHIP (1.01), 11th in K-to-BB ratio (4.42) and 12th in hits allowed per nine innings (6.88). He earned spots on the all-tournament teams at the SEC Tournament and the NCAA Morgantown Regional. Doxakis was also tabbed the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Pitcher of the Month in February.
In 2018, Doxakis was 8-5 with a 2.70 ERA, .212 opponent batting average and 92 strikeouts in 93.1 innings. As a freshman he posted a 4-3 record with a 5.44 ERA and 51 strikeouts in 49.2 innings.
Doxakis has 58 career appearances, including 37 starts. He has logged a 19-12 record with a 2.98 ERA, .215 opponent batting average and 258 strikeouts in 247.2 innings. He ranks 10th on Texas A&M’s all-time strikeouts list.