Business Administration major, Steven Winnick, was selected in the 2010 Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft. Winnick was drafted in the 31st round to the New York Mets as a right-handed pitcher. Winnick was the pick number 931.
Moved from the bullpen to a starting role in 2010, Winnick responded by going 10-3 in 16 starts for PLNU. The 6-2, 195 pound San Diegan registered a 2.92 ERA and 58 strikeouts, toeing the rubber for 101. 2 innings. He won two postseason contests; defeating Fresno Pacific in a NAIA Opening Round game and California Baptist in a World Series tilt.
A two-way player who transferred from the University of San Diego, Winnick also hit a team-best .373 (60-for-161), to go with 38 runs scored and 22 RBI. In 2009 he batted .311 with five home runs and 27 RBI. He started at three positions during his time at Point Loma: first base, outfield and DH.
Winnick went 11-4 with eight saves during his two-season stint as a Sea Lion, helping the team make two World Series appearances.
Winnick is the 26th university player selected since the draft’s inception in 1965.
The Fermanian Business & Economic Institute and School of Business congratulate Steven on this amazing accomplishment!