IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa senior Ben Beutel will sign an undrafted free agent contract with the Chicago White Sox organization, it was announced following the conclusion of the 2022 Major League Draft.
Beutel is the fifth Hawkeye from the 2022 team that will continue with a Major League Baseball organization. Iowa had four players – Adam Mazur, Peyton Williams, Dylan Nedved and Duncan Davitt – selected in the 2022 MLB Draft.
The Davenport, Iowa, native had a breakout senior season in 2022, finishing 3-0 with a 1.47 ERA and four saves in 29 appearances – the most on the team. The southpaw finished with 41 strikeouts to just six walks over 30 2/3 innings and he allowed just 22 hits.
During the season, Beutel picked off nine base runners, which led to him earning a Rawlings Gold Glove as the best defensive pitcher in Division I college baseball. He was also an ABCA/Rawlings second-team All-Midwest Region and a second-team All-Big Ten honoree.
Beutel finished his collegiate career with a 4-4 record and a 4.84 ERA. He had 71 strikeouts over 74 1/3 career innings.