Former WVU left-handed pitcher John Means is the first Mountaineer in program history to be named an MLB All-Star. Means was selected on Sunday to the represent the Baltimore Orioles.
He started his collegiate career at Fort Scott Community College and played his final two seasons at West Virginia. Means was selected by Baltimore in the 11th round of the 2014 MLB Draft.
The lefty received his first major league call-up last season and made one appearance. He started the 2019 season in AAA and was brought up once again earlier this year.
He started the season in the bullpen and has worked his way into the starting rotation. Means has started in 13 of his 17 appearances and is 7-4 with a 2.50 ERA. He has 64 strikeouts and just 22 walks over 75 2/3 innings.
The 2019 All-Star game will take place at Cleveland’s Progressive Field on July 9 at 7:30 p.m. ET on Fox.