Tulane University right-handed pitcher Braden Olthoff was selected by the Los Angeles Angels in the ninth round (261th overall pick) of the 2021 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Monday.
Olthoff becomes the 126th player selected in the MLB Draft in program history. Earlier on Monday, teammate Collin Burns was selected in the sixth round (167th pick) by the Baltimore Orioles.
The Oceanside, California native finished the 2021 campaign with a 6-3 record. Olthoff closed out the year with a 3.78 earned run average and 91 strikeouts. His 11 walks on the year were the fewest among Green Wave starters.
Following the year, Olthoff was named to the All-American Athletic Conference Second Team.