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Cubs Select Jordan Wicks with the 21st Pick in the MLB Draft

The Cubs selected LHP Jordan Wicks out of Kansas State University with the 21st overall selection in the MLB Draft.

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With the 21st pick, the Chicago Cubs selected LHP Jordan Wicks from Kansas State in the first round of the MLB Draft.

Wicks is a very polished pitching prospect. Not only has he pitched at the collegiate level, but according to Harold Reynolds of MLB Network, he’s his pick to be the first to the majors from this draft class. He’s also deemed to have possibly the best changeup in this year’s draft class.

Wicks’ sophomore season was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the left-hander has some impressive numbers over three collegiate seasons. In 34 starts over three seasons, Wicks was 15-6 with a 3.24 ERA, 230 strikeouts, and only 58 walks in 203 innings of work. In 2021, Wicks was 6-3 with a 3.70 ERA, 118 strikeouts, and only 28 walks in 92.1 innings.

The MLB Network panel raved over Wicks when the Cubs made the pick. It’s safe to say based on his MLB readiness and incredible stuff, Wicks may be with the Cubs sooner than most fans expect.

Oh, and he also is pumped to be a Cub.

Work as an accountant by day. Huge Chicago sports fan. Played college football and only wish I could skate well enough to play hockey. Twitter: @rnldluce Instagram: @rnldluce

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16 days ago

[…] No. 1 overall pick of the 2021 MLB Draft during the first round Sunday night. The Chicago Cubs took left-handed pitcher Jordan Wicks of Kansas State at No. 21, followed by the Chicago White Sox at No. 22 by selecting high school shortstop Colson Montgomery […]

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15 days ago

[…] to their Jordan Wicks pick on Sunday, the Cubs have selected LHP Drew Gray with the 93rd overall pick in the MLB Draft. Gray is a high […]

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11 days ago

[…] in the first round (No. 21 overall pick) of the 2021 MLB Draft, Wicks agreed to terms at slot value of $3,132,300, according to Maddie Lee […]

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