Andrew Vernon spent his senior season at North Carolina Central University trying to make it his bet yet, I believe he succeeded in that task. Vernon, the Raleigh native, was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers organization in the 28th round of the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft.
He finished his senior year at NCCU with 83 appearances, a career-high feature that even saw Vernon making seven starts throughout the year after being in a reliever role for the majority of his career. The 6-foot-4, 232 pound right-hander was selected to the 2016 MEAC All-Conference selection after leading the conference in strikeouts with 85, which also became a new single season record at NCCU. Vernon finished 12th in the NCAA Division I ranks. He also made four saves on the year.
Vernon was assigned to the Helena Brewers, the rookie team of the Brewers that is in the Arizona Rookie League. Currently he is 0-1, but has registered his first save of the season on June 21st. The former Eagle has recorded three strikeouts and two walks while accumulating a 6.00 ERA. I believe that his future will be very bright, but he is in the phase of learning an entire new level of competition. I would not be surprised if he reached double digit saves by the end of the season.