Minnesota Gophers closer Brian Glowicki was selected by the Chicago Cubs with the 315th selection in the 10th round of the 2017 MLB Draft on Tuesday afternoon. The Downers Grove, Illinois native was the second Gopher selected by their home town team after the Colorado Rockies drafted Colorado native Lucas Gilbreath in the 7th round.
Congrats #Gophers Brian Glowicki who was selected in the 10th round of the #MLBDraft by the world champions @Cubs! pic.twitter.com/ELNjRyfdF1— Minnesota Baseball (@GopherBaseball) June 13, 2017
Glowicki finished his Gopher career with his best season in the maroon and gold. Glowicki recorded a Minnesota record 16 saves in 28 appearances. He also finished the season with a 2-1 record and had a 2.20 ERA. Glowicki struck out 39 batters and walked just nine in 32.2 innings and held his opponents to a .216 batting average against.
In Big Ten play, Glowicki finished with six saves and earned Second Team All-Big Ten Status. His start to the season was significant enough that he was a semifinalist for both the Dick Howser Award given to the best player in college baseball, and the College Baseball's Hall of Fame Pitcher of the Year Award.
Minnesota should see additional payers selected in rounds 11-40 of the MLB Draft on Wednesday.