Jan. 25, 2018
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Junior pitcher Ryan Feltner was listed as the 2018 top prospect out of the Big Ten Conference, Perfect Game announced Thursday afternoon in its Big Ten College Baseball Preview. Feltner, from Hudson, Ohio, was also named the preseason all-conference list by Perfect Game. In all, five Buckeyes were highlighted on Perfect Game’s Big Ten prospect list.
From, Hudson, Ohio, the 6-4, 195-pound right-hander has collected 118 strikeouts in 131.1 innings pitched in two seasons with the Buckeyes. He was named the 2017 Cape League Relief Pitcher of the Year and a CCBL All-Star. Feltner did not allow an earned run in 14 games with 16 strikeouts on the mound last summer. He was named the top prospect out of the Big Ten on D1Baseball’s Top 100 2018 prospect list earlier this month.
Junior left-hander Connor Curlis ranked as the No. 21 ranked prospect out of the Big Ten in 2018 by Perfect Game. Sophomore outfielder Dominic Canzone (No. 6) and sophomore third baseman Conner Pohl (No. 13) were selected in the 2019 Big Ten prospect list, while freshman catcher Dillon Dingler (No. 5) was featured in the 2020 list.
Perfect Game said on the 2018 Buckeyes, “With better health and injury luck in 2018, the Buckeyes are poised to potentially make a huge jump back into the conference’s elite, especially on the mound. It’s an extremely experienced pitching staff with a lot of seniors, and given health, could be one of the best staffs in the conference.”
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The Scarlet and Gray open the 135th season Feb. 16-18 at the Snowbird Classic in Port Charlotte, Fla. The Buckeyes will play four games during the opening weekend against UW-Milwaukee and Canisius.