Left-handed pitcher Jordan Wicks made Kansas State history after being picked No. 21 in the Major League Baseball Draft Sunday night by the Chicago Cubs.
Wicks is the first Wildcat player ever selected in the first round of the MLB Draft. He is also the first Wildcat picked in the first three rounds of the draft.
According to MLB.com, Wicks poses the best changeup in the draft, posting a 65 grade on a scale of 20-80.
He is the first K-State player selected in the MLB draft since Will Brennan was picked in the eighth round of the 2019 draft by the Cleveland Indians.
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Wicks was Big 12 Freshman of the Year in 2019 and only allowed one run in four starts over 26 innings in 2020. He went 6-3 with a 3.70 earned run average this past season, throwing 92 innings in 15 starts.
Wicks set the school record for most strikeouts in a season (118) and most strikeouts in a career (230).
During his collegiate career, Wicks posted a 15-6 record with a 3.24 earned run average in 34 starts where he threw 203 innings.