Florida State saw four veterans selected on Day 3 of the MLB Draft on Tuesday afternoon.
Right-hander Jack Anderson was selected in the 16th round (465th overall) by the Detroit Tigers. Anderson went 2-0 with a 2.47 ERA and five saves in 2021. He had 45 strikeouts and gave up only seven walks in 40 innings. On March 31, he tossed 6.2 innings in a win over Mercer but by midseason had solidified himself as a dependable arm out of the bullpen and was often called on to shut the door in the ninth inning.
Outfielder Elijah Cabell was picked in the 17th round (No. 511 overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals. Cabell hit .264 with 15 home runs and 40 RBI. While he had 78 strikeouts, Cabell’s impressive power was often on display in the final few months of the 2021 season.
Right-hander Conor Grady was taken in the 18th round (No. 527 overall) by the Baltimore Orioles. Grady was 5-2 with a 4.05 ERA and 99 strikeouts (with just 19 walks) in 73.1 innings as a starter.
Another right-hander, Tyler Ahearn, was selected in the 20th round (No. 590 overall) by the Colorado Rockies. Ahearn went 2-1 with a 3.48 ERA. He had 21 strikeouts in 20.2 innings out of the bullpen.
Third baseman Logan Lacey, outfielder Reese Albert and left-hander Jonah Scolaro are among those who were not drafted but could pursue free-agent deals.
Catcher Matheu Nelson (Reds) was selected on Sunday, while outfielder Robby Martin (Rockies) and pitcher Hunter Perdue (Marlins) were picked on Monday. FSU’s seven draft picks over 20 rounds were the most for the program since 1995, when eight Seminoles were taken over the first 600 picks.
Among FSU high school signees, a few have been selected but right-hander / catcher Jackson Baumeister has indicated he will pass up pro baseball.