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UVA Baseball alum Andrew Abbott notches sixth W in seven starts for Reds in 6-0 win

Chris Graham
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UVA Baseball alum Andrew Abbott struck out eight, walked two and allowed three hits in seven scoreless innings for Cincinnati in a 6-0 win over Colorado on Monday.

Abbott, a 2021 second-round pick, has won six of his last seven starts, dating back to a June 3 win at Colorado, with a 2.70 ERA over that stretch.

The win on Monday improved Abbott to a 9-6 won-loss record on the season, with good counting numbers – 3.06 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 82Ks/38BBs in 103.0 IP.

Abbott is in his second MLB season – as a rookie in 2023, he was 8-6 with a 3.87 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 120Ks/44BBs in 109.1 IP.

Abbott, a South Boston native, was a reliever his first three seasons at Virginia, before Brian O’Connor moved him to the starting rotation for his senior season, after Abbott, in a bit of a surprise, went undrafted in the truncated 2020 MLB Draft.

In 2021, Abbott was 9-6 with a 2.87 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 162Ks/32BBs in 106.2 IP, as the ace of the staff for a UVA team that made it to the College World Series.

After being taken with the 53rd pick in the 2021 draft, Abbott blazed his way through the Reds farm system, going 14-7 with a 3.45 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 271Ks/69BBs in 185.0 IP in parts of three seasons, before making his MLB debut last year.

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Chris Graham, the king of "fringe media," is the founder and editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1994 alum of the University of Virginia, Chris is the author and co-author of seven books, including Poverty of Imagination, a memoir published in 2019, and Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, and The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, published in 2018. For his commentaries on news, sports and politics, go to his YouTube page, or subscribe to his Street Knowledge podcast. Email Chris at [email protected].