Vandy’s Kumar Rocker drafted No. 10 overall by Mets

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DENVER, Colo. (WREG) — Vanderbilt pitcher Kumar Rocker was selected No. 10 overall by the New York Mets in the 2021 MLB Draft.

Rocker posted a 14-4 record on the mound this season, including a 3-1 in the NCAA Tournament. The junior right-hander notched 179 strikeouts on the campaign, becoming just the second player since 1988 to lead the nation in both strikeouts and wins in the same season.

The former National Freshman of the Year and Most Outstanding Player of the 2019 College World Series, Rocker has tallied 321 career strikeouts over his three years, good for fourth all-time in Vanderbilt history. His 179 strikeouts in 2021 tie him for the second-most in a single-season with teammate Jack Leiter.

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