Halstead to the Giants in 21st round, Hartong to the Twins in 29th round

The run on Indiana arms during Day 3 of the MLB Amateur Draft continued in the 21st round when the San Francisco Giants selected IU closer Ryan Halstead with the No. 636 overall pick.

This is the third — and final — time the senior right-hander has been drafted. The Houston Astros selected Halstead out of high school in the 36th round of the 2010 draft, and the Minnesota Twins picked him in the 26th round in 2013. Halstead leaves Bloomington as the program’s all-time leader with 33 saves, including 10 in 2015. Halstead became the first IU pitcher to make 100 career appearances when he earned a save while striking out two batters against Long Beach State on May 10. As a junior in 2013, Halstead broke his own Indiana record with 11 saves on the way to IU’s first appearance in the College World Series.

Halstead, who redshirted the 2014 season after suffering a knee injury in the Hoosiers’ home opener, made 29 appearances as a senior in 2015. He worked to a 2.59 ERA, scattering 34 hits over 41 2/3 innings. With a fastball that sits in the low 90s, Halstead struck out 55 and walked only six, while holding batters to a .219 average.

Halstead is a native of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

UPDATE 3:48 p.m.:
Indiana catcher Brad Hartong became the fourth Hoosier selected Wednesday, going to the Minnesota Twins in the 29th round. A member of the All-Big Ten Tournament Team after leading IU with nine total bases and four runs scored, Hartong was selected to the Johnny Bench Award Watch List as a senior in 2015. He batted .303 with 13 doubles, two home runs and 28 RBIs. After transferring to Indiana from Cypress College prior to the 2014 season, Hartong batted .307 with five home runs and 64 RBIs during his two seasons in Bloomington. Hartong was a First Team All-Big Ten honoree in 2014.