Mitch Glasser

By Scott Barancik/Jewish Baseball News

Getting drafted isn’t easy for NCAA Division III ballplayers. Only 12 were selected in Major League Baseball’s 2012 amateur draft.

But Chicago native and Macalester College alum Mitch Glasser beat the odds when the Chicago White Sox, his childhood favorite, chose him in the 39th round, or 1,191st overall.

Dubbed a renaissance man by the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, the second baseman struck out just three times in his first three years of college ball, and in 2011 was the hardest to strike out of any Division III player.

Glasser majored in psychology and minored in religious studies at Macalester.

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