COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State junior right-hander Ryan Feltner was selected in the fourth round of the 2018 Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft Tuesday by the Colorado Rockies.
A native of Hudson, Ohio, Feltner went 5-5 with a 4.52 ERA in 16 starts with 86 strikeouts in 91.2 innings pitched. He led the Buckeye pitching staff in strikeouts (86) and innings pitched (91.2). Feltner, who played for Walsh Jesuit High School before his arrival at Ohio State, helped the team to its second NCAA Regional in three years. He collected a 1.50 ERA with 10 strikeouts in 12.0 innings pitched in the 2018 postseason. Feltner ranked third in the Big Ten in strikeouts and has 204 strikeouts in his OSU career, which is 24th all-time in school history. He is the highest draft pick for the Buckeyes since Ronnie Dawson and Troy Montgomery were taken in the 2nd and 8th rounds, respectively, in 2016, while Travis Lakins went in the sixth round in 2015 and Brad Goldberg was selected in the 10th round in 2013.