Otters Select Three In 2024 Frontier League Draft

Otters select three in the 2024 Frontier League Draft

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The Evansville Otters are excited to announce their draft class from the 2024 Frontier League Draft in Washington, PA this week, which includes catcher Matthew Cusumano, outfielder Benjamin Newbert, and left-handed pitcher James Steindl.

Cusumano, who hails from Sycamore, IL, began his collegiate career at Rock Valley College, a junior college in Rockford, IL. After two seasons, he transferred to Missouri S&T, where he played one fall ball season before dropping baseball to finish his medical schooling to become a phlebotomist. He has made another push into his baseball career and aims to begin his first professional baseball season in Evansville.

Newbert, a native of Bala Cynwyd, PA, spent five years at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference in NCAA Division II. He clocked a career .312 average while accumulating 182 hits, 42 doubles, 45 home runs and 169 RBIs. In 2022, Newbert played in the MLB Draft League for the Trenton Thunder.

Steindl comes to Evansville after three seasons with Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY. The lefty threw 37.1 innings in his career across 28 games and struck out 34 batters.