The move was expected, as Karch was a college senior at Pepperdine, and had no other options. The right-hander throws in the low-90s, and has a good changeup. His team recently lost to TCU in the finals of the Super Regional, ending his college season. Karch actually took the loss in the final game, giving up two runs, including a single and a run to Pirates' 26th round pick Jerrick Suiter.
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