He immediately performed for the Cougars in his junior year, getting named National Association of Independent Institutions Pitcher of the Year in 2012. He thought his junior season might have been enough to warrant a selection in last year's Draft, but the phone never rang.
Dykstra returned to set single-season school records for wins, ERA for pitchers over 30 innings, strikeouts and complete games. After a year of dominating college competition, he'll finally be making the jump to the professional ranks in Chicago's organization.
Ethan Asofsky is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.