Western Albemarle alum Maynard picked in MLB draft

Jack Maynard was virtually unhittable as a senior pitcher for Western Albemarle, posting a school record 0.37 ERA.


Now he’s potentially going to get a chance to test that arm against professionals. Three years removed from his prep career, Maynard was picked in the 21st round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks.


Maynard just wrapped  up his junior season at UNC-Greensboro where he shared the co-lead in strikeouts on the season with 80 strikeouts and posted a 4.24 ERA while going 3-3.


Maynard was an absolute force for the Warriors, earning Scrimmage Play and Jefferson District Player of the Year honors during his senior year. In addition to going unbeaten and posting that absurd 0.37 ERA on the mound, he knocked in 39 runs and posted a .433 average at the plate.


Maynard, who checks in at 5-foot-11 and is a righthander, spent two years at Patrick Henry Community College before heading to UNCG. In 2016 at PHCC, he struck out 121 batters and went 8-3