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Interview With A's Prospect/Blogger Shawn Haviland


bullet Shawn Haviland Interview

Harvard graduate and Oakland Athletics pitching prospect Shawn Haviland '08 is living his lifelong dream of playing professional baseball. Haviland, a 23-year-old right-hander, was selected by the A's in the in the 33rd round (994th overall) of the 2008 draft out of Harvard University. He's currently 3-1 with a 2.53 ERA and 48 strikeouts in 53.1 innings pitched for the Kane County Cougars in the Midwest League. When not pitching, he frequently blogs about his starts (and baseball in general) on his blog, Ivy League to MLB.

Haviland was nice enough to answer some questions on his experiences in professional baseball in the email exchange here.