Nebraska senior catcher Tanner Lubach was taken by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the ninth round of Tuesday’s Major League baseball draft. It is the 37th straight year that a Husker player has been drafted.
Named second-team All-Big Ten this season, Lubach finished second on the team with a career-best .312 batting average. He was even better at the plate during Big Ten play with a .369 batting average, while starting 23 of NU’s 24 league games.
A Johnny Bench Award candidate each of the last two seasons, Lubach was one of the best defensive catchers in the Big Ten during his three seasons at Nebraska. He posted a .993 career fielding percentage, with only six errors in 918 chances. In 138 career starts, Lubach allowed just 13 passed balls, including only two in 2015.