The final day of the 2016 Major League Baseball entry draft gave two more selections to the Nebraska Cornhuskers, making it three picks for the Big Red altogether this year.
Congrats to Max Knutson, 12th round pick by the @Orioles— Nebraska Baseball (@Husker_Baseball) June 11, 2016
Junior Lefty P Max Knutson was picked up by the Baltimore Orioles in the 12th round on Saturday. The Arden Hills, Minnesota native had 17 appearances this year for Nebraska, with 5 starts in those appearances. Knudson finished the year with a 3-1 record and 4.38 earned run average.
Congrats to Ben Miller, who was just taken in the 32nd round by the @Pirates— Nebraska Baseball (@Husker_Baseball) June 11, 2016
Later in the day, Junior First Baseman Ben Miller was picked up by the Pittsburgh Pirates. The pride of Clive, Iowa started all 59 games for the Huskers in 2016, hitting a crisp .317 with 6 Home Run's and 46 Runs Batted In. Miller also appeared in 1 game as a Pitcher for the Huskers, going 2/3's of an inning with no runs or hits allowed and one walk.
Miller and Knutson joined Outfielder Ryan Boldt from Thursday in hearing their name called. No other Husker nor any recruits for the Huskers were called for the draft.