Keegan to New York

Vanderbilt junior taken in 19th round by the New York Yankees

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt junior Dominic Keegan was selected 573rd overall in the 19th round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the New York Yankees on Tuesday afternoon.

Keegan is the seventh Vanderbilt player to be taken in the 2021 MLB Draft, joining teammates Jack Leiter, Kumar Rocker, Luke Murphy, CJ Rodriguez, Hugh Fisher and Jayson Gonzalez.

A steady force in the Commodore lineup, Keegan appeared in 60 games during the 2021 season. The junior led the team in batting average with a .345 mark, while also driving in a team-high 57 RBI.

Keegan placed second on the squad in home runs with 15, while finishing sixth in the SEC in slugging percentage with a mark of .638.

The Methuen, Massachusetts, native received second team All-America honors from Perfect Game, while being named to the ABCA All-Region first team. He was tabbed a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award, in addition to being named SEC Player of the Week on March 1.

Today marks the third and final day of the 2021 MLB Draft. The three-day event began on Sunday with the first round, followed by rounds 2-10 on Monday afternoon.