Joliet Catholic grad taken in MLB draft by Cleveland

A Joliet Catholic grad has been selected in the MLB draft. Louisville shortstop Christian Knapczyk was selected in the fifth round by the Cleveland Guardians.

Last season, the junior hit .331/.455/.408 with one home run and 24 RBI. Knapczyk also had eight double, a triple, 21 walks and 19 stolen bases.

According to Sports Illustrated, should he sign with Cleveland, the 161st pick has a slot value of $371,000.