Yesterday kicked off the 2018 MLB Draft and it may have came by a bit of a surprise, but redshirt sophomore pitcher Michael Grove was drafted 87th overall in the 2nd round by the Los Angeles Dodgers. It is not a shock due to talent because the talent is certainly there, but more so because of him missing the majority of the 2017 season and the entire 2018 season due to an arm injury.
Another RHP for the @Dodgers, who select Michael Grove from West Virginia with their second-round pick.
— Dodger Insider (@DodgerInsider) June 5, 2018
Grove will have a big decision to make on whether he wants to sign with the Dodgers or return to school and possibly improve his stock to become a potential first round pick. A full, healthy season at West Virginia could bode really well for him and could definitely help a team who struggled mightily on the mound in 2018. Grove posted a 2.87 ERA in 2017 and was named to the All-Big 12 Second Team.
Grove, a native of Wheeling, WV, becomes the fourth Mountaineer to be selected in the top two rounds joining Darrell Whitmore, Chris Enochs and Jedd Gyorko and is the 87th Mountaineer to be selected in the history of the MLB Draft.