Texas A&M LHP Asa Lacy selected with No. 4 overall pick in 2020 MLB Draft
Texas A&M’s Asa Lacy has been one of college baseball’s best left-handed pitchers for a couple of years now, and on Wednesday, he became a first-round MLB Draft pick.
The Kansas City Royals chose Lacy with the No. 4 overall pick, making him the second SEC player and the first Aggie off the board. He’s the highest draft pick in Texas A&M history.
The COVID-19 pandemic cost us a chance to see Lacy complete his junior season in College Station, but his numbers from his last full season (2019) were incredible. In that year, Lacy went 8-4 with a 2.13 ERA in 88.2 innings pitched. He had 1 shutout, 130 strikeouts and only 43 walks.
Here’s a breakdown of Lacy as a player, including a pro comparison for him:
The Royals went 59-103 during the 2019 MLB season. That was good for fourth place in the AL Central, ahead of only the Detroit Tigers.