BYU’s day one starter, Maverik Buffo, has been drafted in the 34th round of the 2017 MLB Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays.
The right hand of Buffo provided several terrific performances powered behind his 3 pitches — fastball, changeup, and curveball.
During his freshman season, Maverik worked mostly from the bullpen in his 10 appearances. He made 3 starts, and in 25.2 innings of work saw 13 K’s and a 8.77 ERA on .365 opposing batter average.
As a sophomore, Buffo tallied 11 starts with 44.2 innings pitched earning a 6-2 record and a 3.63 ERA. Batters facing Buffo hit .266 during this campaign. Maverik struck out 34 in 2016. Unfortunately, Buffo’s sophomore season was cut short when he sustained an injury to his unlar collateral ligament.
Following his season-ending surgery, Buffo entered his junior season as the man at the top of the Cougar rotation. Buffo made 16 starts with 88.1 innings pitched en route to a 7-7 record, a 6.01 ERA, and a opposing batting average of .309. Buffo struck out 73 batters.
Now, he likely moves on from his career in Provo to start his climb through the Toronto Blue Jays organization.
Congratulations to @Buffoooo32 on being selected by the @BlueJays in the 34th round of the 2017 MLB Draft!!#GoCougs pic.twitter.com/iUSGwAHHMd— BYU Baseball (@BYUBaseball) June 14, 2017
Maverik also has the magic touch for rallies. Whenever the Bat Cats needed to put together a series of hits, it was easy to find Buffo in the Y dugout. His superstition frequently worked!
Maybe it is 10 rally caps piled on Maverik Buffo for 10-inning win over Pepperdine. pic.twitter.com/0fetD0GNmL— BYU Baseball (@BYUBaseball) March 15, 2015
Congrats to Maverik Buffo on his selection to the Blue Jays Organization!