SEARCY, AR (Indians Prospect Insider) - The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has selected pitcher Dillon Howard with their second round pick (67th overall) in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft.
Howard is a 6-4, 210-pound right handed pitcher from Searcy High School in Searcy, AR. This past year he was 9-1 with a 0.31 ERA (58.0IP, 19H, 2ER, 25BB, 115K) in 12 starts. He was recently named the Arkansas Gatorade Player of the Year and last summer was named the MVP at the Connie Mack World Series while playing for the Midland Redskins. As a junior at Searcy he went 7-4 w/a 2.96ERA in 54.1 innings (92K).
Howard has a verbal commitment to attend the University of Arkansas.