Three Wildcats Selected in MLB Draft

DENVER – A few Wildcats had been chosen in the Major League Baseball Draft on Tuesday, highlighted by junior Michael Trautwein heading to the Cincinnati Reds in the thirteenth round.

Pitcher Tyler Uberstine was chosen by the Boston Purple Sox in the nineteenth round and shortshop Shawn Goosenberg was chosen by the Chicago White Sox in the exact same round.

Trautwein has appeared in 89 game titles over his Wildcat profession and completed his junior time with a collection to the All-Major 10 next staff. Trautwein led the ‘Cats in 2021 with 35 RBI and boasted a .519 slugging share. He has also proven himself as a person of the very best defensive catchers in the state and led the Major 10 in 2021 with 15 runners caught thieving.

The Johns Creek, Ga. native is the fourth Wildcat drafted to the MLB in the past 3 decades immediately after 3 ‘Cats had been chosen in 2019. Michael’s father John played for Northwestern from 1982 to 1984 and went on to enjoy for the Boston Purple Sox in MLB in 1988.

Uberstine started in twelve game titles over two decades with the Wildcats and struck out 51 batters in 60.2 profession innings, together with 36 strikeouts in 2021. In the shortened 2020 time, Uberstine permitted just .a hundred and sixty batting regular from in 22 innings.

Goosenberg appeared in 87 game titles over 3 decades at Northwestern and completed his profession with a .326 batting regular. The shortstop turned into an offensive powerhouse in his sophomore and junior seasons with an OPS each individual yr above 1.a hundred. Goosenberg was named to the All-Major 10 Initial Team in 2021 immediately after finishing the time with a .708 slugging share, thanks in significant section to eleven household runs in 28 game titles, together with 3 walk-off household runs. He was named to the All-Freshman Team and the All-Major 10 3rd staff in 2019, his only other entire time in the Major 10.