Penn's Matt O'Neill selected by the New York Mets in 20th round of MLB Draft

Penn catcher Matt O'Neill selected by the New York Mets
Matt O'Neill finished out his senior year with some excellent numbers and now has an opportunity to carry his game to the next level and play professionally.

The New York Mets selected O'Neill on Wednesday in the 20th round of the 2019 Major League Draft. He's the fifth player to be drafted under current Quakers head coach John Yurkow and the 14th Penn player to be drafted since 1991.

O'Neill led the Quakers in several offensive categories, including batting average (.406) and OPS (1.147) and ranked sixth in the nation with a .527 on-base percentage. His finished the season with 40 RBIs and was named Philadelphia Baseball Review's D-I Offensive Player of the Year.

The Morristown, N.J. native was also a unanimous first-team All-Ivy selection and selected as Big 5 Player of the Year.

For his career with the Quakers, O'Neill hit .312 over 161 games. He hit 20 homers, collected 111 RBIs and posted a .415 on-base percentage.
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BY PATRICK GORDON
Managing Editor
pgordon@philadelphiabaseballreview.com

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