Historical Facts/Trivia

  • In 2016, Ohio State had six players drafted in the MLB First-Year Player draft. It was the most players drafted since six Buckeyes players were drafted in 1994.
  • Ronnie Dawson, taken with the 61st overall pick and 20th of the second round by the Houston Astros, was the highest Buckeye drafted since Alex Wimmers was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in 2010 with the 21st overall pick.
  • Seventeen former Buckeyes players play in the minor leagues while one, catcher Eric Fryer, plays in the MLB for the St. Louis Cardinals.
  • Jalen Washington is 12 hits away from 100 career hits and one home run away from setting a new single-season high in home runs (four)
  • Redshirt junior Yianni Pavlopoulos is one save away from tying Rory Meister for fourth most saves in OSU history (Pav is at 14, 15 would tie Meister)
  • Junior center fielder Tre’ Gantt is two steals away from 20 for his career, and three hits shy of breaking his single-season hit record (35) that he set last season with 47 games played (38 starts)
  • In his last game out against Eastern Michigan, freshman right fielder Dominic Canzone saw his 10-game hitting streak come to an end with a 0-for-4 performance; Canzone’s 10-game hitting streak was the longest by any Buckeye this season
  • Friday night’s starter for OSU, Yianni Pavlopoulos, is one of only two pitchers in college baseball to post a victory against No. 1 Oregon State
  • Sophomore Ryan Feltner made his first relief appearance of the season last Saturday against Penn State after making all seven of his past appearances as a starter (he delivered three hitless, shutout innings of work with two walks and two strikeouts)
  • Redshirt senior starting pitcher Jake Post is just 6.2 innings away from setting a new career-high in innings pitched in a season. His single-game high in innings-pitched this season is six.
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