Nick Goodwin drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays

Nick Goodwin swings to hit the ball. The Wildcats beat the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks 2-1 on May 5 at Tointon Family Stadium. (Archive photo by Avery Johnson | Collegian Media Group)

The Toronto Blue Jays drafted Kansas State shortstop Nick Goodwin with the 214th pick in the 7th round of the 2023 MLB Draft.

Goodwin played three years at K-State, hitting for a .273 batting average with 33 home runs and 138 RBI. In the 2022-23 season, Goodwin marked career highs in games played (59), hits (63), home runs (12), RBI (57) and fielding percentage (.968). 

Goodwin enters a Toronto farm system ranked 20th by MLB in the preseason. The team holds a 50-41 record and is slated as a wild card team in the American League.