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2017 State Draft Report: Ohio



CROP RATING
updated_state_rating_five_starNot up to par
Rating compares this year's group to what a state typically produces, not to other states
It's a down year around Ohio. The state has produced a number of first rounders in recent years including Eric Lauer (2016) and Ian Happ (2015), but this year the Buckeye State is unlikely to see anyone picked on day one of the draft.
NATIONAL TOP 500 PROSPECTS
BA 500 Scouting Reports
1. Zac Lowther, LHP, Xavier (112) 2. Seth Lonsway, LHP, Celina (Ohio) HS (127) 3. Tyler Brown, RHP, Crestview HS, Greenwich, Ohio (213) 4. Zach Willeman, RHP, Kent State (330) 5. Jake Latz, LHP, Kent State (361) 6. Michael Kirian, LHP, New Riegal (Ohio) HS (425) 7. Rylan Bannon, 3B, Xavier (480)
OTHER PROSPECTS OF NOTE
2017 Draft Map
8. Garrett Schilling, RHP, Xavier 9. A.J. Bumpass, OF, Cincinnati 10. Jalen Washington, SS, Ohio State 11. Kyle Fisher, OF, Northwest Ohio 12. Dillon Dingler, C, Jackson (Ohio) HS 13. Joe Gellenbeck, OF/1B, Xavier 14. J.P. Sorma, 2B/SS/OF, Ashland (Ohio) 15. Matt Dockman, LHP, Bishop Watterson HS, Columbus, Ohio 16. Kyle Uhrich, RHP/1B, Webster (Mo.) 17. Austin Gridley, LHP, Northwest Ohio

J.P. Sorma, 2B/SS/OF, Ashland (Ohio) Sorma didn't quite follow up his sensational sophomore season with Ashland, where he hit 17 home runs and slugging .695, but he still paced the team with seven homers and a .590 slugging percentage in what was a solid season, if somewhat disappointing relative to the standard he set for himself in 2016. Sorma runs well and can throw, but will be drafted based on his hitting ability, where he can hit for power and average, successfully using all fields.

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Austin Gridley, LHP, Northwest Ohio Gridely was sidelined in March, April and early with a back injury before returning right at the end of the Racers season. When healthy, he's a lefty who sits at 90-94 mph with a promising slider.

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