Miami Marlins: Unsigned Draft Pick Matt Krook Has Tommy John Surgery

new-fansided-logoWhat seemed to be a major gain for the Oregon Ducks baseball program seemed to be a major loss for the Miami Marlins after they failed to sign the 35th overall pick from the 2013 MLB draft.

Matt Krook, a lefty out of St. Ignatius High School in San Francisco, had his offer pulled from the Marlins after failing a physical. Though the specifics of the failed physical never came to light, the injury was thought to be arm-related.

The Marlins may have dodged a bullet due to the results of that physical, as Krook underwent Tommy John Surgery on his pitching hand on Tuesday. The surgery will end the season prematurely for the young left handed pitcher.

Krook, who had been enjoying a strong season to this point, lead the Pac-12 in strikeouts and posting a 2-1 record with a 1.79 ERA. Heading into the draft, Krook was seen as a potential first round pick, but fell to the supplemental first-round due to sign-ability concerns.

I was extremely excited to see what the potential addition of Krook to the Marlins organization would have done for the system down the road. He has the stuff to be a potential number 2 guy in the big leagues at the time of his drafting.

Hopefully Krook can recover well from this injury and continue towards a Major League career in three seasons, when he is eligible for the draft again.

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