A disturbing crime committed by Oregon State pitcher Luke Heimlich when he was a teenager has come to light, and that is resulting in some serious fallout for the draft prospect. Chicago Cubs GM Jed Hoyer said on Thursday that he thinks his team will remove Heimlich from their draft board in response to the news. Heimlich, a southpaw pitcher for No. 1 Oregon State, has the lowest ERA in the country at 0.76. He has been the ace of the staff for the top-ranked Beavers, who are set to host Vanderbilt in the super regionals of the NCAA Tournament. But his reputation — and draft status — took a major hit when The Oregonian reported Thursday about Heimlich’s past as a sex offender.
Cubs to take Luke Heimlich off draft board in response to sex offender news
Yardbarker | Jun 9