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Central Michigan Pitcher Ian Leatherman Drafted by Tampa Bay Rays

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Central Michigan pitcher Ian Leatherman was drafted in the 16th round of the 2021 MLB Draft as the 491th overall pick by the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday.

The sophomore right-hander is the only Chippewa to be drafted in this year’s draft.

A Michigan native and graduate of Jenison High School, Leatherman started at CMU in 2019 and still has two years of eligibility left.