(7-12-21) Last night the Major League Baseball draft started in Colorado. With the first round completed, Celina and Ohio State’s Seth Lonsway (LHP) is still waiting to hear his named called.
According to MLB.com Lonsway, before the draft, was ranked the 150th best prospect in the 2021 draft. A total of 36 players were picked in the 1st round, 16 were pitchers and 3 were left-handed.
This year’s draft is compromised of 20 rounds, plus compensation picks and two competitive balance rounds, 612 players will be drafted by MLB clubs.
The first pitcher from Ohio taken was Miami (Ohio) RHP Sam Bachman who was the 9th overall pick by the Angels.
Bachman went 4-4 in 2021 in 12 starts, recording a 1.81 earned-run average. He finished the year with 93 strikeouts in 59.2 innings, clocking a fastball that routinely surpassed 100 mph. The first-team All-MAC performer allowed a .147 batting average against and finished the year with a .77 WHIP (walks+hits/innings pitched), second-best in the nation.
Rounds 2-10 will take place today, July 12.
Lonsway’s Buckeye Career
“Lonsway rode his curveball to 98 strikeouts in 68 innings this spring, generating an impressive 52 percent swing-and-miss rate. He uses a high arm slot to stay on top of his bender, which combines low-80s power and depth, reminding some scouts of Barry Zito’s trademark curve.”
Round 1 results
|3||Tigers||Jackson Jobe||RHP||Heritage Hall High (Oklahoma)|
|4||Red Sox||Marcelo Mayer||SS||Eastlake High (California)|
|5||Orioles||Colton Cowser||OF||Sam Houston|
|6||Diamondbacks||Jordan Lawlar||SS||Jesuit Prep (Texas)|
|7||Royals||Frank Mozzicato||LHP||East Catholic High (Connecticut)|
|8||Rockies||Benny Montgomery||OF||Red Land High (Pennsylvania)|
|9||Angels||Sam Bachman||RHP||Miami (Ohio)|
|11||Nationals||Brady House||SS||Winder-Barrow High (Georgia)|
|12||Mariners||Harry Ford||C||North Cobb High (Georgia)|
|13||Phillies||Andrew Painter||RHP||Calvary Christian High (Florida)|
|14||Giants||Will Bednar||RHP||Mississippi State|
|15||Brewers||Sal Frelick||OF||Boston College|
|16||Marlins||Kahlil Watson||SS||Wake Forest High (North Carolina)|
|18||Cardinals||Michael McGreevy||RHP||UC Santa Barbara|
|19||Blue Jays||Gunnar Hoglund||RHP||Mississippi|
|20||Yankees||Trey Sweeney||SS||Eastern Illinois|
|21||Cubs||Jordan Wicks||LHP||Kansas State|
|22||White Sox||Colson Montgomery||3B||Southridge High (Indiana)|
|23||Indians||Gavin Williams||RHP||East Carolina|
|24||Braves||Ryan Cusick||RHP||Wake Forest|
|25||Athletics||Max Muncy||SS||Thousand Oaks High (California)|
|26||Twins||Chase Petty||RHP||Mainland Regional High (New Jersey)|
|27||Padres||Jackson Merrill||SS||Severna Park High (Maryland)|
|28||Rays||Carson Williams||SS/RHP||Torrey Pines High (California)|
|29||Dodgers||Maddux Bruns||LHP||UMS-Wright Prep (Alabama)|
- Compensation pick result
|30||Reds||Jay Allen||OF||John Carroll High (Florida)|
- Competitive Balance Round A results
|31||Marlins||Joe Mack||C||Williamsville East High (New York)|
|33||Brewers||Tyler Black||2B||Wright State|
|34||Rays||Cooper Kinney||2B||The Baylor Schools (Tennessee)|
|35||Reds||Matheu Nelson||C||Florida State|
|36||Twins||Noah Miller||SS||Ozaukee High (Wisconsin)|