COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State senior righthander TJ Brock was selected in the sixth round the 2022 MLB Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday afternoon. Brock was the 188th overall selection.
The Cincinnati, Ohio native is the 31st Buckeye selected in the sixth round or higher. Seth Lonsway was also taken in the sixth-round last year by the San Francisco Giants. Overall, Brock is the 111th Buckeye to be selected in the MLB draft dating back to 1966. He is also the sixth Buckeye taken by the Toronto Blue Jays and the first since Trent Luyster who was selected in the 30th round in 2005.
Brock made 51 appearances over four seasons with the Buckeyes, finishing with a 5.68 career ERA in 77.2 innings. He had 90 strikeouts and finished with 11 career saves. Last season, he had a Big Ten leading nine saves while striking out 33 in 21.2 innings and posting a team-best 2.08 ERA. He pitched 16.2 innings this season and was 1-2 with a pair of saves.
Rounds 11-20 will be selected on the third and final day on Tuesday ahead of the 92nd MLB All-Star Game in Los Angeles.