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Penn State Baseball Catcher Matt Wood Drafted By Milwaukee Brewers In MLB Draft

Matt Wood is one step closer to The Show.

The Milwaukee Brewers took the former Penn State catcher in the fourth round of the MLB Draft with the No. 132 overall pick. Wood’s selection makes program history, as he becomes the highest-selected position player in Penn State history, breaking fellow catcher Ben Heath’s record of pick No. 153 in 2010.

In his three seasons with the Nittany Lions, Wood was a force at the plate with an overall .340 batting average and a .552 slugging average. He also scored 81 runs for the blue and white, along with 132 hits.

His best season came in 2022 when he scored more than 18% of Penn State’s runs with 55 to his name. Wood totaled 12 home runs, 15 doubles, and 53 RBI en route to being named first-team All-Big Ten during his final season in Happy Valley. Additionally, he won the conference batting title with a .379 batting average.

“We are so fired up for Matt to realize his dream of playing professional baseball,” Penn State baseball head coach Rob Cooper said. “He has worked extremely hard to get this opportunity and now the real work begins. Congratulations, Woody, the Brewers are getting a good one!”

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Joe Lister

Joe is a junior journalism major at Penn State and an associate editor at Onward State. He covers Penn State football and enjoys yelling on Twitter about Philadelphia/Penn State sports. He also listens to Mac Miller more than you. If you want to find him, Joe's usually watching soccer with his shirt off or at the gym with his shirt on. Please send all positive affirmations and/or hate mail toward him on Twitter (iamjoelister) or via email ([email protected]).

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