Just nine picks after LHP Nick Allgeyer heard his name called in the MLB Amateur Draft, another player with ties to Iowa was selected. This time, however, it was a player who had yet to don the Black and Gold, as Iowa commit Korry Howell was selected by the Milwaukee Brewers.
Howell, who is from the Chicagoland area and attended Kirkwood Community College, lit up opposing pitchers in 2018, slashing a ridiculous .401/.483/.572 with 22 doubles, five triples, two homers, and 45 RBI for the Eagles. The shortstop also showed impressive speed, swiping 40 bags while only being caught nine times in 60 games.
While he already signed to play baseball at Iowa, it appears as though he’s unlikely to ever take the field at Duane Banks Field for the Hawks. It isn’t a surprise for Howell to hear his name called in the draft, and with his name called as high as it did, it looks like he’s satisfied with where he landed. While the tweet below says he’s most likely signing with Milwaukee, his quote makes it seem pretty obvious that his decision has been made.
Just talked with #Hawkeyes signee and Kirkwood standout @Korry_Howell. Said he'll "most likely" sign with the #Brewers.— Dargan Southard (@Dargan_Southard) June 6, 2018
KH: "This is what I’ve been working for my whole life, so now is the time to put on the big-boy pants and start working." #MLBDraft
Congratulations to Korry on being drafted, and we wish you the best of luck with your playing career!