Zach Kokoska selected by Colorado Rockies in tenth round of MLB Draft

Junior Zach Kokoska focuses before the pitch during K-State's season opener against Western Michigan on Feb. 26th, 2021 at Tointon Family Stadium. (Archive photo by Sophie Osborn | Collegian Media Group)

A third Kansas State baseball player has been drafted in the 2021 MLB Draft. Junior outfielder Zach Kokoska was selected by the Colorado Rockies in the 10th round as the 290th overall pick, making him the second Wildcat drafted today.

Kokoska joins teammates Jordan Wicks (Chicago Cubs) and Carson Seymour (New York Mets) as the three players selected in the 2021 MLB draft so far.

Playing three years with the Wildcats after transferring from Virginia Tech in 2018, the former Pennsylvania Gatorade Player of the Year shined for the Wildcats in the 2021 season. Kokoska led the team in all three slash categories in 2021 with a batting average of .363, an on-base percentage of .445 and a slugging percentage of .675.

He not only led the team in those categories but also led the team in doubles (19) and was second in home runs (15) and runs batted in (46). Perhaps his most impressive accomplishment was his 41-game on-base streak spanning from Feb. 20 to May 8.

Kokoska’s on-base streak was the second-longest for the Wildcats in the Big 12 era.

Rounds 11-20 of the MLB Draft will take place on Tuesday.

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