Ryan Reynolds’ days playing baseball in burnt orange and white may be done, as the Chicago Cubs selected the Texas Longhorns third baseman on Wednesday with the 432nd overall pick in the 2019 MLB Draft.
The only Longhorn to start every game throughout what ultimately became a disappointing season for David Pierce’s program, Reynolds has started as Texas’ third baseman during each of the last 85 games.
Pierce previously called Reynolds the best third baseman in college baseball, per Danny Davis of the Austin American-Statesman.
As a junior, Reynolds registered 24 runs scored, 32 RBI, and four home runs, bringing his career totals to date to 70 runs scores, 94 RBI, and 13 homers on 147 career hits.
The son of Shane Reynolds, who pitched for Atlanta, Arizona, and Houston throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, Reynolds will now have to weigh whether or not to return to the Forty Acres for one final season or to pursue a paycheck and begin working his way through the Cubs’ organization.