The three-day Major League Baseball draft gets underway today and North Dakota State’s best hopes are perhaps pitchers John Straka and Luke Anderson. Both could hear their name at some point.
Both had tremendous years for a team that had a tremendous season. Straka, considered the team’s ace, was 7-4 with a 2.61 earned run average. More important to scouts, he logged 110 innings that further illustrated that he is recovered from Tommy John surgery to his arm that forced him to miss the entire 2010 season. Straka, a junior, also had a sparkling strikeouts-to-walk ratio of 92 Ks and 18 base on balls.
Anderson, a senior, was 8-3 with a 3.58 ERA. He threw 98 innings with 69 strikeouts and 29 base on balls.