Another Duke Baseball player was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 2018 MLB Draft, adding to the busy few days for the program.
DeCaster is at Duke as a graduate transfer after spending four years at Creighton.
While at Creighton, DeCaster was a dominant relief pitcher, and his skills have carried over to Duke and then some.
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This season DeCaster is a stellar 6-0 in 25 appearances, all in relief.
The 6’3″ righty from Shoreview, Minnesota was posted a 1.07 ERA in 50.1 innings pitched, with 55 strikeouts and only allowing five walks. DeCaster has also picked up five saves in his 2018 campaign.
Being the 18th Round Selection of the Detroit Tigers, No. 525 overall, is just another item in the long list of accomplishments DeCaster has racked up this season.
DeCaster was named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District III as well as being named to the All-ACC Second Team.
DeCaster started off his Duke career with a bang, throwing 22.1 consecutive scoreless innings until he yielded a run on March 31 against Notre Dame.
As the Blue Devils move to the Super Regionals of the NCAA Baseball Tournament, DeCaster will play a major role in the Blue Devils success as they haven’t been able to get much length out of their starting pitchers.
DeCaster, along with the rest of the Duke Blue Devils, will look to punch their ticket to the College World Series in DeCaster’s former home ballpark of TD Ameritrade Stadium, home of the Creighton Blue Jays.
Duke will first have to take down the Texas Tech Red Raiders in Lubbock, Texas on their home field in the Super Regionals.