Notre Dame's Torii Hunter Jr. drafted by Los Angeles Angels
Torii Hunter Jr. has options.
Notre Dame's senior wide receiver and outfielder was selected by the Los Angeles Angels in the 23rd round of the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft on Saturday, with the 696th overall pick.
Hunter Jr., who was previously drafted in the 36th round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft by the Detroit Tigers prior to enrolling at Notre Dame, has hit .167 with nine runs scored, two stolen bases and one RBI in two abbreviated seasons with the Irish baseball team. The Prosper, Texas, native also stacked up 28 catches for 363 yards and two touchdowns in his junior season with the Notre Dame football team in 2015.
Hunter Jr.'s father, nine-time Gold Glove Award winner and five-time major league all-star Torii Hunter, announced the pick on Saturday.
Hunter Jr. is expected to return for his senior year at Notre Dame, where he will be the football team's top returning wide receiver this fall. He has until July 15 to decide whether to return to school or pursue professional baseball.
— MLB Draft (@MLBDraft) June 11, 2016