Detroit Tigers Select Brett Callahan in Round 13 of MLB Draft

Saint Joseph's junior outfielder Brett Callahan was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 13th round of the 2023 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday afternoon.

Saint Joseph's University's Brett Callahan drafted to MLB

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Callahan was the 380th overall selection and becomes the 29th Hawk to hear his name called in the draft by a Major League club.

"We're super excited for Brett," head coach Fritz Hamburg said. "He has had a tremendous career as a Hawk and we are all just so proud and happy for Brett and this next opportunity. We certainly will be following him as he moves through the Tigers organization."
A native of Newark, Delaware, Callahan was named to the American Baseball Coaches Association's All-Region Second Team and the Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team this season after hitting .344 with a team-leading 11 home runs. The only Hawk to play in and start all 53 games this season, Callahan tied the program's single-season records for runs scored (61) and at bats (221). He also led the Atlantic 10 with six triples while driving in 55 runs and stealing 14 bases.
Callahan was a key catalyst at the top of the lineup as the Hawks earned the first Atlantic 10 regular season championship in program history in 2023. A 2022 All-Conference Second Team and 2021 All-Rookie Team honoree, Callahan is the ninth Hawk to be drafted during Hamburg's tenure; most recently, catcher Andrew Cossetti was selected in the 11th round by the Minnesota Twins in 2022.


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