Florida State baseball had just two players drafted in a five-round draft in 2020, but will have a very active 2021 draft. The ‘Noles have 19 draft-eligible players and a top-10 recruiting class of 16 high school prospects who could hear their name the next three days. You can follow along in this article and in the comments for all draft updates on FSU players and commits. For more on FSU’s outlook in the draft, see below:
Here are the details of the 2021 MLB Draft:
Where: Denver, Colorado
First 36 picks: Sunday at 7:00 PM, MLBNetwork
Rounds 2-10: Monday at 1:00 PM, MLB.com
Rounds 11-20: Tuesday at 12:00 PM, MLB.com
Here are all the names from FSU that could here their names called:
Draft eligible players on roster with eligibility remaining
*- Two years of eligibility remaining
Draft eligible players on roster with no eligibility remaining
2021 recruiting class
Edwin Arroyo, SS, PR
Jackson Baumeister, RHP, FL
James Tibbs III, OF, GA
Mitchell Bratt, LHP, ON
Mayes White, SS, AL
Satchell Norman, C, FL
Brodie Chestnutt, RHP, GA
Dylan Jacobs, RHP, FL
Jaime Ferrer, C, FL
Treyton Rank, SS, GA
Preston Wetherell, RHP, FL
Cade Bush, 1B, FL
Lee Houston Evans, OF, AL
Aiden Mastantuno, 1B, FL
Connor Moore, SS, FL
Conner Whittaker, RHP, FL
Brett Roberts, MIF, GA*
Dylan Strickland, 1B, GA*
Joseph Charles, RHP, FL**
**- Draft eligible transfer
UPDATE, 11:00 PM, Day one:
Matheu Nelson has been selected with the 35th overall pick by the Cincinnati Reds in the Competitive Balance round A.
Nelson was the only Seminole to be drafted on day one. Between recruits and current players on roster, expect day two to be a busy one.
UPDATE, 1:25 PM, Day two:
Florida State’s top rated commit has been selected. Edwin Arroyo was picked by the Seattle Mariners with the 48th overall pick. Arroyo is a short stop and was a top-30 prospect out of high school per Perfect Game.
With the 48th pick, the @Mariners select Central Pointe Christian (FL) shortstop Edwin Arroyo, No. 83 on the Top 250 Draft Prospects list.— MLB Draft (@MLBDraft) July 12, 2021
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UPDATE, 2:10 PM, Day two:
Jackson Baumeister has announced that he will be withdrawing from the MLB draft and heading to FSU. Baumeister is FSU’s top pitching commit. Was ranked in the top-50’s of the draft. Easy 92-95 MPH FB and has plus pitchability with two plus off speed offerings. This is a massive win for FSU.
I would like to thank all of the MLB organizations that showed interest in me this draft year, and with that being said I am overjoyed to honor my commitment to THE Florida State University! Go Noles! @Mmetcalf32 @jbel242— Jackson Baumeister (@JacksonBaumeis2) July 12, 2021
UPDATE, 3:15 PM, Day two:
The Seminoles’ second-rated pitching prospect has been drafted. Mitch Bratt has been selected by the Texas Rangers in the fifth round with the 134th overall pick. Bratt impressed in the MLB’s pre-draft league against other top prospects this summer. The southpaw also was part of the Canadian National team.
UPDATE, 4:50 PM, day two
The second Seminole is off the board. The Colorado Rockies have selected Robby Martin in the eighth round with the 230rd overall pick in the draft.
UPDATE, 5:40 PM, day two
FSU’s third player and first pitcher is off the board. The Miami Marlins have selected Hunter Perdue with the 299th overall pick in the 10th round of the draft. The slot value is 145K.
UPDATE, 1:30 PM, Day three
The Seminoles first draft pick of day three has come in. Jack Anderson has been selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 16th round with the 465th overall pick. Anderson had a 2.48 ERA in 40 IP this season.
UPDATE, 1:50 PM, Day three
Elijah Cabell has been selected with the 511th overall pick by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 17th round. Cabell hit 29 homers in three years at FSU. In 2021, he hit .264 and slugged 15 homers while driving in 40 runs.
UPDATE, 2:00 PM, Day three
Conor Grady has been selected by the Baltimore Orioles with the 527th overall pick in the 18th round. Grady posted a 4.05 ERA in 73.2 IP as FSU’s Sunday starter this season. For his career, he posted a 3.86 ERA over 181.2 IP.
UPDATE, 2:30 PM, Day three
Tyler Ahearn has been selected by the Colorado Rockies in the 20th round with the 590th overall pick. Over four seasons as a Seminole, Ahearn compiled a 5.43 ERA in 64.2 IP. In 2021, the right-handed pitcher had a 3.48 ERA in 20.2 innings pitched.