Elon University pitcher Chris Hall, a former catcher, was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 14th round of the MLB Draft on Saturday.

Hall was the 26th pick in that round and the 432nd player picked overall. He's the second Elon player taken in this year's draft, joining utility player Nick Zammarelli, who went in the eighth round to Seattle.

Hall acted as Elon's closer in 2016, tallying 10 saves with a 2.93 earned-run average in 24 appearances. He walked just eight batter and struck out 27 while posting a 2-2 record. 

For much of the year, he was considered Elon's top draft prospect, as scouts flooded to Latham Park and held out until the ninth inning hoping to see Hall pitch. He regularly reached the low-90s on the radar gun.

Hall, a native of Winnetka, Illinois, was second in the CAA in saves.

In his 70.1 innings on the mound for Elon, he struck out 67 while walking just 28.

Hall wasn't immediately available for comment.

Hall's the highest selected Elon pitcher since Jimmy Reyes went in the seventh round in 2010. Elon has now had multiple players selected in seven of the last 10 MLB Drafts.


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