Alabama pitcher Dylan Ray selected in fourth round of 2022 MLB Draft

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Another Alabama pitcher heard his name called in the 2022 MLB draft. On Monday, the Arizona Diamondbacks selected Alabama relief pitcher Dylan Ray with the No. 108 overall pick of the 2022 MLB draft.

Ray spent two seasons in Tuscaloosa. Coach Brad Bohannon called on Ray multiple times in adverse situations. When it comes to adversity, Ray has been faced with plenty of it in his time at Alabama. As a freshman, he suffered a season-ending injury before the start of the season.

As a result, Ray would have to redshirt that year and return to the mound this past spring for the Tide. In his redshirt-freshman season, he compiled a 1-4 record with a 4.60 ERA. The numbers don’t do any justice for how well Ray pitched. In 31.1 innings pitched, he allowed 23 hits while striking out a total of 49 batters and walking only 15 batters.

Although the numbers don’t appear stellar, Ray made the Freshman All-SEC Team and was also selected as a Freshman All-American by College Baseball News. The Alabama native will have to decide on whether he wants to pursue professional opportunities with the Diamondbacks or return to Tuscaloosa for another season.

Roll Tide Wire will continue to follow Alabama baseball and the players making their way to the major leagues.