Well, here’s a Missourian’s worst case scenario. A great pitcher from the University of Missouri gets drafted by the Chicago Cubs. It happened in the second round of the MLB draft.
Rob Zastryzny was the 41st player taken overall. This past season he compiled a 3.38 ERA in 13 starts, striking out 82 over 90 2/3 innings with the Tigers. He was 2-9, but Missouri averaged just 2.5 runs in his starts.
The 21-year-old lefty is eighth all-time in Missouri history with 228 strikeouts. In SEC play, Zastryzny struck out 58 over 62 innings. In 2012, the Canadian was the Tigers’ top starter.