A 49th round selection by the New York Mets in the MLB Amateur Draft last year, Newman decided to go to college baseball powerhouse Baylor and improve his draft stock.
An immediate impact performer for the Bears at the beginning of his freshman season this past spring, Newman posted a solid 3.24 ERA in his opening 11 appearances (one start) and 25 innings of work. He struck out 15 against six walks and 29 hits.
A four-year varsity standout at Belton High School in Texas, Newman earned First Team All-State honors as a senior while breaking the school record for career wins and leading his team to a district championship.
He also played for Team Texas in the Sun Belt Classic.
Newman is a business major at Baylor.