Dylan Ashcraft, Duluth Huskies Staff Writer
Huskies Sign Minnesota State Pitcher to 2023 Roster
Chas Melvin looks forward to developing with the team that’s close to his hometown.
Duluth, Minn.- The 2023 Northwoods League roster construction is underway, and Minnesota’s own Chas Melvin has signed a summer contract with the Duluth Huskies. Melvin, a Frazee, MN native, signed with Minnesota State University in 2021 as part of the Mavericks’ early signing class. A right-handed pitcher for the Perham Yellowjackets, Melvin won the 2021 Heart of the Lakes Player of the Year honors to go with class AA All-State and All-Section recognitions, according to msumavericks.com. Over is last season with Perham, Chas held an impressive 1.42 ERA.
Mavericks Assistant coach PJ McIntee noted how the Frazee native’s best ball is still ahead of him, and that Melvin has a three-pitch arsenal that he can throw strikes with. “My goals including developing my off-speed (pitches) more and just becoming a better overall pitcher,” Melvin said. Like many residents of northern Minnesota, Chas enjoys hunting and fishing in his down time, though he says he is allergic to fish.
Welcome to the Duluth Huskies family, Chas! We look forward to seeing you on the mound this summer!
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The Duluth Huskies are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 29th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 24 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires, and front office staff, over 250 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB Gold Glove finalist and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TOR). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.duluthhuskies.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Huskies as your favorite team.