Christophersen To Sign With Angels as Undrafted Free Agent  

IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa redshirt junior Will Christophersen will sign an undrafted free agent contract with the Los Angeles Angels organization, it was announced following the conclusion of the 2023 Major League Draft.

Christophersen is the third Hawkeye from the 2023 team that will continue with a Major League Baseball organization. Iowa had two players – Jared Simpson and Ty Langenberg – selected in the 2023 MLB Draft.

The Bettendorf, Iowa, native had a 5-1 record in 2023 with a 3.55 ERA over 33 innings pitched, striking out 59 while walking just 16. Christophersen allowed only three extra base hits (all doubles).

A transfer from Michigan State, Christophersen had a career 8-5 record and a 4.15 ERA. He threw 84 1/3 innings in 49 appearances while striking out 135 batters.

The Hawkeyes finished the 2023 season with a 44-16 overall record with the 44 wins tied for most in program history. Iowa finished third in the Big Ten regular season standings, advanced to the Big Ten Tournament championship game and the team won two games at the Terre Haute Regional in Iowa’s first NCAA Regional appearance since 2017.