Arizona D’Backs pick up Winkler in MLB Draft

Arizona D’Backs pick up Winkler in MLB Draft

TCU junior pitcher Kyle Winkler became the third Horned Frog drafted on day two of the MLB First-Year Player Draft. The Arizona D’Backs made him their 10th-round pick and the 304th selection overall.

Since his arrival on campus three years ago, Kyle Winkler has been a staple on the mound. He has made 50 appearances and started 46 games (the fourth-most starts in school history). The junior has a career record of 27-6. The 27 victories are tied for the third most with Scott Atchison.

In 281 innings pitched, Winkler fanned 239 batters and posted a 2.95 ERA. The Horned Frogs were 32-14 in his 46 starts and 35-15 in his 50 appearances on the mound. He is a two-time all-conference member as well as being selected as a third-team All-American this season.

Also drafted on day two was Matt Purke (3rd round, Washington) and Taylor Featherston (5th round, Colorado).