New York Yankees Sign Purdue Baseball Pitcher Calvin Starnes to Free Agent Deal

After going undrafted in last week's 2021 MLB Draft, Purdue pitcher Calvin Starnes is getting a chance to play at the next level. Starnes signed a free agent deal with the New York Yankees.
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue pitcher Calvin Starnes is getting an opportunity to play professionally. The New York Yankees signed Starnes to a free agent deal after he went undrafted in the 2021 MLB Draft last week. 

As a junior, Starnes appeared in 10 games for the Boilermakers last season, including one start on the mound. He recorded 9 1/3 innings pitched and registered six strikeouts while giving up seven runs on four hits. He had a 5.79 ERA and lost his only start. 

The right-handed pitcher arrived at Purdue after spending two seasons at Northwest Florida College. As a freshman, he registered a 3.21 ERA and 33 strikeouts while giving up 28 hits in 33 2/3 innings as a freshman. 

Starnes made three of his four appearances as a starter in 2020 before the season was shut down due the coronavirus pandemic, striking out 12 batters over 10 1/3 innings. 

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