Matt Waldron became the first Husker selected in the 2019 MLB Draft today when he was picked in the 18th round by the Cleveland Indians.
Waldron finished his four-year Husker career ranked in the top ten of several categories, including career wins (tied for eighth, 21), games started (tied for fifth, 43), innings pitched (third, 300.1) and strikeouts (fourth, 253). This season, he ranks second in the nation in strikeout-to-walk ratio (13.29). Waldron led the 2019 Husker pitching staff in ERA (3.05), strikeouts (93) and innings pitched (100.1), while tying for second in wins (6). He made 16 appearances this season, which included 14 starts, and recorded a career-high eleven strikeouts in the final game of his Husker career on June 1 against Oklahoma State.