MANHATTAN, Kan. — From the Little Apple to the Windy City.
K-State's Jordan Wicks heard his name called early in the 2021 MLB Draft Sunday night. He was selected by the Chicago Cubs in the first round with the 21st overall pick.
The big, 6'3" left-handed pitcher was an All-Big 12 selection in 2021 and named Third Team All-American.
He made eight starts this past season with a 4-2 record and a 3.72 ERA.
Wicks throws four pitches well, but his change-up is regarded as one of the best in the 2021 MLB Draft.
Wicks pitched three seasons for the Wildcats after prepping in Conway, Ark.