Wabash Valley, Sycamores Well Represented in MLB Draft

The MLB Draft wrapped up on Thursday and it featured several Wabash Valley products and Indiana State Sycamores being drafted.

Terre Haute South grad Peter Lannoo was selected in the 28th round by the San Francisco Giants. The Post 346 alumnus played college ball at Cornell and was the Big Red closer this year. He had a 3.62 ERA in 21 appearances and recorded eight saves.

Lannoo's former high school and Legion teammate Damon Olds was drafted by Kansas City in the 33rd round. He's one of four Sycamores taken in this year's draft, the largest class since 2009. The senior right hander led the team in ERA over 24 appearances out of the bullpen. The former Brave struck out 44 batters over 41 innings.

Another sycamore arm selected was Will Kincanon. The junior was taken in the 11th round by the Chicago White Sox. The righty was second team all-MVC this season. He had 93 k's on the year and recorded four outings of 10 strikeouts or more this season.

Jeremy McKinney heard his name called in the 31st round by the Washington Nationals. He had a 5-1 record in eight starts. His 11 strikeouts per nine innings ranks him 32nd in the nation.

The last tree was Tyler Friis, taken in the 21st round by Cleveland. The lead off man batted .322 this season and had an on base percentage of .405. His 14 stolen bases led the team and he had 23 RBIs.

North Central's Connor Strain was taken on the second day of the draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 9th round. The former Thunderbird pitched collegiately at Evansville, boasting an impressive 2.62 ERA in his final season with the Purple Aces. He becomes the first Thunderbird to be drafted in any professional sport.


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