· Louisville Slugger first-team Freshman All-America
Named Louisville Slugger first-team Freshman All-America after finishing injury-shortened season with a 2-1 record and a 1.79 ERA, while striking out 60 in 45.1 innings pitched with 19 walks and just 22 hits allowed ... Left game in third inning at Washington after feeling stiffness in pitching arm ... Struck out four Huskies while allowing just one hit in 2.1 innings before departure ... Picked up first career win Pac-12 win over USC allowing two runs on just two hits with six strikeouts and four walks in 6.1 innings pitched ... Earned win over Utah after holding Utes without an earned run in five innings while striking out six ... Held Stanford to just one run on two hits while striking out seven in seven innings in an eventual 2-1 (11-inning) loss ... Charged with a loss despite holding Ohio State to just one run on one hit in 5.1 innings ... Struck out 10 Buckeyes, but walked six ... Held No. 5 Cal State Fullerton to just two runs on three hits in six innings pitched with eight strikeouts while getting third straight no-decision ... Finished with first double-digit strikeout game with 11 Ks in 6.1 innings pitched of no-decision at Loyola Marymount, while allowing three runs on just three hits ... Made first career start at Hawaii throwing 7.0 innings of five-hit ball ... Allowed two unearned runs while striking out eight and walking two in a no-decision.
A 2013 graduate of St. Ignatius Prep in San Francisco … Named first-team All-American and first-team all-region by Perfect Game, while also earning first-team all-league honors as a senior … Named to MaxPreps 2013 California Medium Schools All-State Baseball Team, as well as earning a spot on the San Jose Mercury News All-Area Second Team … Ranked by MaxPreps as one of the top 10 left-handed high school pitchers in the 2013 MLB Draft, as well as the 15th-best high school player in the draft … Finished senior season with a 2-1 record and a 1.65 ERA with 85 strikeouts in 59.1 innings pitched, while batting .394 (37-for-94) with three home runs, 27 RBI, 13 doubles, four triples and 12 runs scored … As a junior named first-team all-league after finishing with a 2.75 ERA and 42 Ks in 40.2 innings pitched, while hitting .404 (38-for-94) with two home runs, 19 RBI, three triples and 14 runs scored … Earned honorable mention all-league recognition as a sophomore … High school coach was Matt Stecher.
Played for the SLO Blues in the California Collegiate League in 2013.
2014 MLB DRAFT
Selected in the 1st round (35 overall) by the Miami Marlins.
KROOK'S CAREER STATS
KROOK'S CAREER HIGHS
Innings (Starter): 7.0, at Hawaii (2/16/14)
Strikeouts: 11, at Loyola Marymount (2/22/14)