June 5, 2012; Washington, D.C., USA; Washington Nationals center fielder Bryce Harper (34) reacts after hitting the game winning one-run RBI single in the twelfth inning against the New York Mets at Nationals Park. The Nationals defeated the Mets 7 - 6 in twelve innings. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-US PRESSWIRE

MLB Draft: Will Hudgins of Notre Dame Drafted In The 22nd Round

Notre Dame’s Will Hudgins was selected in the 22nd Round of the 2012 MLB Draft by the Washington Nationals. Hudgins is the 41st player in the last 15 years to get drafted from Notre Dame.

The star pitcher had a great season last year. Hudgins was named all-Big East second team and had an ERA of just 2.06 with a record of 5-3. He led the conference in lowest ERA and has definitely proven himself as a great pitcher.

“I couldn’t be more excited to get drafted by the Washington Nationals,” said Hudgins. “I’m extremely proud to represent Notre Dame baseball and hope to make the most of this tremendous opportunity. I can’t express enough appreciation to all of my teammates, coaches and support staff that helped me along the way.” -und.com

The possibility of Hudgins with Nationals’ pitcher Stephen Strasburg is fantastic. He can learn so much from just watching Strasburg play. Hopefully the ND pitcher will be able to showcase his talents in the MLB instead of the Minor Leagues, but that may not happen.


Certainly an exciting time for the Notre Dame Baseball program. Stay logged onto to Slap the Sign for further updates on the MLB Draft.




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