WICHITA – Two Wichita State baseball student-athletes were drafted during the final day of the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft.
In 2017, Hecht made 28 appearances out of the Shocker bullpen. He went 2-2 with eight saves and a 5.04 ERA. He pitched 30.1 innings with 41 strikeouts.
Biechler made a team-best 35 appearances in 2017 for the Shockers. He went 1-2 with three saves and a 2.84 ERA. He pitched 31.2 innings with 40 strikeouts.
The Shockers also had one signee taken in the draft. Right-handed pitcher Ronnie Taylor Jr. was taken in the 40th round by the New York Mets.
Wichita State 2017 MLB Draft Picks
|Ben Hecht||12th||375||Chicago Cubs|
|Reagan Biechler||31st||926||Colorado Rockies|
|Ronnie Taylor Jr. (Signee)||40th||1,207||New York Mets|