Grambling State's Raiburn Drafted by Boston Red Sox
GRAMBLING, La. – Grambling State University left-handed pitcher Tanner Raiburn was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 33rd round of the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft.
Raiburn, who was the 1,001st overall pick, is the first Tiger to be drafted since Edwin Drexler, who was taken in the 38th round by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
This past season, Raiburn earned second-team All-SWAC honors after starting a team-high 13 games and going 4-2 with a 3.76 ERA. He ranked fourth in the conference in ERA and tied for the team lead in innings pitched (76.1). He also led the Tiger pitchers with 84 strike outs and opposing batters only hit .256 against him.