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2016 State Draft Report: Maryland

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Rating compares this year’s group to what a state typically produces, not to other states

After seeing a record eight players drafted last season—and placing five of them in the BA500—the Terps have just righthander Mike Shawaryn among the top 500 draft-eligible players this season. “The Unicorn,” as he has been nicknamed, is the Terps’ all-time leader in strikeouts and wins. UMBC’s Kevin LaChance puts the bat on the ball and has plus speed, and Joseph Burton is an off-the-bus type with above-average raw power.

Shawaryn has a chance to be a Day One pick, which gives the Old Line State a boost, but the state class lacks the depth of previous years, when it included some projectable high school pitchers and solid performers at mid-major Division I programs.

BA 500 Scouting Reports

1. Mike Shawaryn, rhp, Maryland (National Rank: 77)
2. Kevin LaChance, ss, Maryland-Baltimore County (National Rank: 218)
3. Joseph Burton, of/1b, Harford (Md.) CC (National Rank: 370)


2016 Draft Map

4. Elliott Zoellner, rhp, St. Mary’s HS, Annapolis, Md.
5. Andrew Carber, rhp, Harford CC (Md.)
6. Mike Rescigno, rhp, Maryland
7. Dominic DiSabatino, ss, Harford CC (Md.)
8. Ryan Selmer, rhp, Maryland
9. Nick Cieri, c, Maryland
10. Anthony Papio, of, Maryland
11. Nick Pantos, rhp, Gaithersburg (Md.) HS
12. Hunter Dolshun, c, UMBC
13. Brady Policelli, c, Towson
14. Matt Mervis, rhp/3b, Georgetown Prep, North Bethesda, Md.



Nick Pantos, rhp, Gaithersburg (Md.) HS – A 6-foot-4 righthander committed to Maryland, Pantos has potential to develop for the Terrapins. His fastball works at 87-90 at present.

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