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Hartleb: Muck has "an opportunity" with Angels

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - One Illinois player was drafted in last weekend's Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft, and head coach Dan Hartleb thinks he has a chances to have a long professional career. Illinois senior relief pitcher Ronnie Muck was taken by the Los Angeles Angels in the 30th round of the draft on Saturday.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - One Illinois player was drafted in last weekend's Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft, and head coach Dan Hartleb thinks he has a chances to have a long professional career.  Illinois senior relief pitcher Ronnie Muck was taken by the Los Angeles Angels in the 30th round of the draft on Saturday.

Muck made 72 appearances out of the bullpen in his Illinois career.  During those four years, he was 6-6 with a 3.63 ERA.  This past season he earned three saves with an ERA of 3.38.

"He'll work hard.  He is very athletic," Hartleb said.  "He's got a good arm, and he's got an 'out' pitch.  Sometimes I think guys are filler players.  I truly believe that.  But I think Ronnie is going in and will have an opportunity to move if he can continue to progress, and throw the way he did for us toward the end of the year."


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