OAKLAND, Calif. – Harvard Crimson baseball player Max Perlman was selected in by the Oakland Athletics in the 2011Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft. Perlman, a right-handed pitcher, was selected in the 35th round by the A's as the 1,066th overall selection.
A former Freshman All-America selection, Perlman earned a spot on the All-Ivy League first team in 2011 after leading all starting pitchers in earned run average with a 1.80 mark.
Perlman threw 60.0 innings in which he allowed just 46 hits while striking out 55. His finest outings came against Yale as he fanned 10, walked one and scattered four hits in a nine-inning, complete-game shutout of the Bulldogs.
Perlman pitched in the famed Cape Cod Baseball League last summer for the Wareham Gatemen and was a league all-star. He ranked eighth among starters with a 1.92earned run average, third in innings pitched at 51.2 and led the league with two complete games. He allowed just 37 hits and six walks while striking out 42 against the nation's finest players.