The season didn’t end with a great record, but Santa Clara baseball had a crackerjack year producing pro ball players.
Major League Baseball drafted three Broncos in June—the most since 2010.
Mitchell White ’17 (second round, L.A. Dodgers, 65th overall). The right-handed pitcher is the highest Bronco draft pick since Randy Winn ’96 was taken 65th overall in 1995. White’s 118 strikeouts led the West Coast Conference, ranked seventh nationally, and were the most at SCU since 1996.
Maxwell Kuhns ’17 (21st round, New York Mets). A 2016 All-WCC Honorable Mention, Kuhns (RHP) set a Bronco single-season record with 14 saves in 2016, tied for ninth nationally. He struck out 37 batters while boasting a 2.21 ERA and holding opposing batters to a .192 average.
Stevie Berman ’17 (31st round, L.A. Dodgers). The catcher led SCU in batting average (.297), on-base percentage (.432), and walks (26) in his junior campaign. The Saratoga, California, native tallied 13 doubles, four home runs, and 22 RBIs in 2016.