(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

In a Buckeyes Wire story…Jim Callis of MLB.com had some glowing remarks about Lonsway.

“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

1PiratesHenry DavisCLouisville
2RangersJack LeiterRHPVanderbilt
3TigersJackson JobeRHPHeritage Hall High (Oklahoma)
4Red SoxMarcelo MayerSSEastlake High (California)
5OriolesColton CowserOFSam Houston
6DiamondbacksJordan LawlarSSJesuit Prep (Texas)
7RoyalsFrank MozzicatoLHPEast Catholic High (Connecticut)
8RockiesBenny MontgomeryOFRed Land High (Pennsylvania)
9AngelsSam BachmanRHPMiami (Ohio)
10MetsKumar RockerRHPVanderbilt
11NationalsBrady HouseSSWinder-Barrow High (Georgia)
12MarinersHarry FordCNorth Cobb High (Georgia)
13PhilliesAndrew PainterRHPCalvary Christian High (Florida)
14GiantsWill BednarRHPMississippi State
15BrewersSal FrelickOFBoston College
16MarlinsKahlil WatsonSSWake Forest High (North Carolina)
17RedsMatt McLainSSUCLA
18CardinalsMichael McGreevyRHPUC Santa Barbara
19Blue JaysGunnar HoglundRHPMississippi
20YankeesTrey SweeneySSEastern Illinois
21CubsJordan WicksLHPKansas State
22White SoxColson Montgomery3BSouthridge High (Indiana)
23IndiansGavin WilliamsRHPEast Carolina
24BravesRyan CusickRHPWake Forest
25AthleticsMax MuncySSThousand Oaks High (California)
26TwinsChase PettyRHPMainland Regional High (New Jersey)
27PadresJackson MerrillSSSeverna Park High (Maryland)
28RaysCarson WilliamsSS/RHPTorrey Pines High (California)
29DodgersMaddux BrunsLHPUMS-Wright Prep (Alabama)
  • Compensation pick result
30RedsJay AllenOFJohn Carroll High (Florida)
  • Competitive Balance Round A results
31MarlinsJoe MackCWilliamsville East High (New York)
32TigersTy MaddenRHPTexas
33BrewersTyler Black2BWright State
34RaysCooper Kinney2BThe Baylor Schools (Tennessee)
35RedsMatheu NelsonCFlorida State
36TwinsNoah MillerSSOzaukee High (Wisconsin)