Glenn Albanese Drafted To The Los Angeles Angels

Louisville had one more player drafted on the final day of the 2021 MLB Draft on Tuesday.

Pitcher Glenn Albanese was taken with the 441st pick (15th round) by the Los Angeles Angels. He joins former Louisville great Reid Detmers in being selected by the Angels in the last two seasons.

Albanese became the seventh and final Louisville player to be taken in the 2021 MLB Draft. Catcher Henry Davis became the first player in program history to go first overall in the MLB Draft, going 1-1 to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Alex Binelas (Brewers), Cooper Bowman (Yankees), Michael Kirian (Nationals), Lucas Dunn (Padres), and Luke Brown (Pirates) were also selected on day two of the Draft, held on Monday afternoon. Additionally, Louisville commit Daylen Lile was taken in the second round by the Washington Nationals.

Albanese made three starts last season for the Cardinals (four appearances total), going 3-1 with a 3.71 ERA and a .217 opponent batting average. He started the season opener against Bellarmine and pitched five innings with one earned run allowed, but made three appearances the rest of the 2021 season due to injuries.

In 2020, Albanese made five appearances and held opponents to a .172 batting average, as well as a 2.08 ERA. He made eight appearances in 2019 (with two starts), finishing with a 3.72 ERA.

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