Reds Sign 1st Round Pick Howard

By: Nate Sulham Email
By: Nate Sulham Email

Nick Howard is the latest Virginia Cavalier to sign a professional contract.

Howard signed on the dotted line late Monday night with the Cincinnati Reds, who took the hard-throwing righty with the 19th overall pick in last month's Major League Baseball draft.

According to Baseball America's Jim Callis, Howard signed for just under $2 million dollars.

Howard enjoyed a dominant first season as the UVa closer. He saved an ACC record 20 games with a 1.91 ERA and 60 strikeouts in just 37 innings of work.

He was named First-Team All-ACC and also picked up honors from the American Baseball Coaches Association (second-team) and Louisville Slugger (third-team).

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