Following a hot start to his baseball career, former Wildcat Chase Silseth will be the first 2021 MLB draft pick to debut in the Major Leagues.
It has only been a year since Chase Silseth last pitched for the Arizona Baseball team; however, since leaving the Wildcats, he has had a bit of a meteoric rise.
For those that don’t remember, Chase was drafted in the 11th round last July after being selected by the Los Angeles Angles. He was a big part of leading the Wildcats to the College World Series last season, en route to compiling an 8-1 record with a 5.55 ERA.
However, this year, Chase has been on a terror! Appearing in five games with the Rocket City Trash Pandas (the Angel’s AA affiliate), he has recorded a 2-0 record with a 1.73 ERA in 26.0 innings pitched.
And after his tremendous run in the Southern League, former Wildcat Chase Silseth is once again the move!
Making news on Thursday was that Chase will be promoted from the Los Angeles Angels’ double-a affiliate to their Major League club. And interestingly enough, he will also be the first draft pick from the 2021 class that will make their MLB debut.
On Friday evening, when the Angels take on division rival the Oakland Athletics in Oakland, Silseth will get the nod.
With his promotion, he joins a long list of Wildcats that have appeared in the Major Leagues, and he will have a great opportunity to showcase himself. Currently, Silseth is just 21 years old with a bright future ahead of him and is considered one of the Angels’ better prospects.
The last Wildcat to make the majors that quickly after being drafted was Daniel Schlereth. Daniel was taken by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first round of the 2008 MLB Draft.
The game for Friday is set for 6:40 P.M. PST!