Josh Wolf — who started playing baseball on the fields of Bellaire and was tapped as a Little League All-Star at the age of 9 — has been selected by the N.Y. Mets in the second round of the 2019 Major League Baseball draft.
The two-time TAPPS all-state pitcher was the 53rd overall MLB selection Monday night, which carries a bonus value of $1.37 million.
Wolf was recruited early at St. Thomas HS by Texas A&M and committed verbally to the Aggies in his junior year. He made that commitment official last November.
A scouting report noted he had “lots of potential…lots of room to get stronger.” Indeed, since he was first scouted, Wolf has grown to 6-feet-2, 165 pounds. He is known as a strikeout artist with a curveball as the best pitch in his arsenal and a fastball clocked at 92 mph.
In his senior season, he struck out 126 batters in 69 innings, posting a 1.52 earned-run average. His pitching was key in the Eagles reaching their ninth TAPPS final four and sixth championship final in 10 years. Wolf’s last appearance in a St. Thomas uniform was a two-hit shutout with nine strikeouts.
He’s the son of Galit and Oran Wolf of Bellaire.