Georgia pitcher David Sosebee has been selected by the New York Yankees in the 28th round of the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft.
As a redshirt junior in 2015, Sosebee posted a 4-3 record and 2.98 ERA in 11 appearances including eight starts. In 54.1 innings, he had 21 walks and 55 strikeouts. This past season, his signature wins included beating No. 8 Florida, No. 11 Florida State and No. 20 Arkansas.
A 6-2, 221-pound native of Cleveland, Ga., Sosebee is 7-8 with a 3.42 ERA and 1 save in his Bulldog career. A three-year letterman, he has appeared in 37 games with 21 starts, covering a span of 129 innings.
Sosebee is the sixth Bulldog to be selected in the 2015 MLB draft, joining pitchers Ryan Lawlor (Atlanta Braves, 8th round), Sean McLaughlin (Atlanta Braves, 19th round), Jared Cheek (Chicago Cubs, 21st round), catcher Zack Bowers (San Francisco Giants, 24th round) and pitcher Taylor Hicks (Detroit Tigers, 26th round). A pair of Bulldog signees have been selected in this year’s draft too. Pitcher Dakota Chalmers (North Forsyth HS, Gainesville, Ga.) was a third round pick of Oakland while outfielder Chad Smith (South Gwinnett HS, Snellville, Ga.) was a fifth round selection of Texas.
For 42 straight seasons, Georgia has had at least one player sign a professional contract. A total of 37 former Bulldogs have reached the Major Leagues.