IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa redshirt sophomore Adam Mazur became the highest-drafted Hawkeye in 32 years when he was selected in the second round of the 2022 MLB Draft by the San Diego Padres on Sunday night. He was the 53rd overall pick and the highest ranked player in the Big Ten.
The Woodbury, Minnesota, native is Iowa’s longest-serving player since Tim Costo in 1990 when he was selected eighth overall by the Cleveland Indians. The last Hawkeye to be selected second was Wes Obermueller in 1999 (58th pick) by the Kansas City Royals.
Mazur is the 24th player selected in the MLB Draft during head coach Rick Heller’s tenure in Iowa City.
The right-hander had a breakout season in his first season as a Hawkeye, going 7-3 with a 3.07 ERA in 15 starts en route to earning Big Ten Pitcher of the Year honors. He allowed just 60 hits and 37 walks (32 earned) over 93 2/3 innings, while striking out 98, holding hitters to a .178 average and walking just 30.
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Mazur earned All-America honors — second team in Collegiate Baseball and third team by ABCA/Rawlings — as well as first team All-Big Ten.
Mazur led the Big Ten in batting average, was second in innings pitched and hit, third in wins and fourth in ERA. In league play, he led the Big Ten in wins (5), ERA (2.59), innings pitched (55.2), while ranking fourth in strikeouts.
In Big Ten play, Mazur had a seven-game hitting streak from April 2 to May 13, going eight or more innings in four straight starts. Mazur, who closed out the game in a win at Nebraska, had nine starts in the 2022 season.
For the season, Mazur’s 93 2/3 innings pitched was the 14th most in a season in program history, while his 98 strikeouts were the third most all-time.
The Hawkeyes finished the 2022 season with an overall record of 36-19 while their 36 wins ranked eighth in program history. Iowa finished tied for second in the Big Ten all-time and became the first team to win two games on the same day in the Big Ten Tournament.