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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Warchant – Drafted in the second round by FSU ace Parker Messick Cleveland

He was the best player on the Florida State roster in the last two years. And one of the best batsmen in the country.

Now, Parker Messick is set to begin his professional career with the number 54 overall pick of the 2022 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft on Sunday night by the Cleveland Guardian.

Messik was the only Seminole selected on the first day of the three-day event. Rounds 3 to 10 are scheduled for Monday, and then 11 to 20 on Tuesday.

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Messik finished the 2022 season with a 7–5 record and 3.38 ERA. In 98.2 innings, the lefty recorded 144 strikes in just 18 runs. He allowed the opponents’ batting average of .215.

It was a solid year, but not as good as it was a year ago when Messik was named ACC Pitcher of the Year.

That season, Messik went 8–2 with a 3.10 ERA in 90 innings. He made 126 strikeouts and became only the second player in conference history to be named ACC Freshman and Pitcher of the Year in a single season.

Messick was named a First Team Freshman All-American by Baseball America, and was a member of the 2021 USA Baseball Collegiate national team.

In the COVID-shortened 2020 season, Messick allowed only one earned run in his 11.2 innings as he burst onto the scene with a dominant outing in a 2-0 win against Florida.

The slotted signing bonus value for the drafted player with the number 54 is $1.4 million.

Since 2014, when Luke Weaver was drafted in the first round by the St. Louis Cardinals, only one FSU pitcher has been drafted compared to Messick on Sunday night (CJ van Eyck was voted 42 overall in the 2020 draft). th was taken).

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