Davis Palermo selected in 2022 MLB draft

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UNC baseball pitcher Davis Palermo has been selected in the 8th round of the MLB draft by the Colorado Rockies.

The 22-year-old, right-hand pitcher joined the Diamond Heels back in 2019, seeing limited time at the mound the previous four season and sitting out his entire freshman season. This past season as a red shirt sophomore, Palermo finished with a 2-2 record with five saves and an ERA of 2.78.

Palermo saw a significant up-tick in time spent on the mound, going from playing in just 17 games the season prior to appearing in 37. Palermo pitched 58.1 innings, throwing 74 strikeouts in the process.

Palermo is set to join former Tar Heel Daniel Bard, to help boost a team that has been looking to build their bullpen for quite some time now.

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