2014 State Draft Report: Ohio

Although the Buckeye State has a prep arm that could go in the first two rounds, it is a down year overall. The Ohio talent is dominated by pitching from both the college and high school side.

Righthander Zach Shannon, who had a down spring after a solid summer before getting injured in the fall, could have given the state another prep arm to move into the top few rounds and headline the state. The college crop in the state is light. The state is plentiful in big-bodied college arms who show some velocity but are short on control and a sustained track record of performance.

Name Pos. National Rk State Rk School Source
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Cameron Varga RHP 60 1 Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, Cincinnati HS
Zach Shannon RHP 231 2 Anderson HS, Cincinnati HS
Brian Clark LHP 262 3 Kent State 4YR
Connor Walsh RHP 318 4 Cincinnati 4YR
Jayce Vancena RHP 352 5 Lake HS, Uniontown, Ohio HS
Eric Dorsch RHP 443 6 Kent State 4YR
Ryan Powers RHP 469 7 Miami (Ohio) 4YR
Jack Schaaf OF 482 8 Springboro (Ohio) HS HS
Name POS National Rank State Rank School Source
Devan Ahart OF 9 Akron COL
Adam Hall RHP 10 Xavier COL
Kade McClure RHP 11 Mentor (Ohio) HS HS
Josh Dezse 1B/RHP 12 Ohio State COL
Evan White 1B/LHP 13 Gahanna (Ohio) Lincoln HS HS
Caleb Ferguson LHP 14 West Jefferson (Ohio) HS HS
Nick Sergakis UTIL 15 Ohio State COL
Jacob Neggenmeyer RHP 16 Olentangy Liberty HS, Powell, Ohio HS
Caleb Potter OF 17 Mentor (Ohio) HS HS
Jordan McDonough C 18 St. Xavier HS, Liberty, Ohio HS
Seth Varner LHP 19 Miami COL
Robert Winemiller RHP 20 Case Western Reserve COL
Riley Mahan SS 21 Archbishop Moeller HS, Cincinnati HS
Patrick Jones OF 22 Xavier COL
Zach Willeman RHP 23 Napoleon (Ohio) HS HS
Justin Glass OF 24 Cincinnati COL
Cody Callaway SS 25 Midview HS, Elyria, Ohio HS