Two Former Bison Are Heading To MLB Organizations

     Summit League Player of the Year Bennett Hostetler was drafted in the 18th round by the Miami Marlins, while left-handed pitcher Parker Harm inked a deal with the Kansas City Royals organization as an undrafted free agent.

     Hostetler was taken 539th overall by the Marlins making him the first Bison drafted since Juan Gamez in 2016. Along with being the Summit League Player of the Year in 2021, Hostetler hit .394 in 61 games with 84 hits and 10 home runs. Hostetler holds NDSU career records in games played (225), starts (220), walks (108), and times hit by a pitch (49).

     Harm signed with the Royals as an undrafted free agent after the shortened, 20-round draft ended. He was named to the ABCA/ Rawlings All-American third team this season, becoming NDSU baseball’s first All-American in the Division I era. Harm also earned All-Summit League first team honors as a reliever, picking up 12 saves.

     Hostelter became the fourth Bison drafted since 2013, joining John Straka (2013), Jay Flaa (2015), and Juan Gamez (2016).