On the final day of the 2018 MLB Draft, the Georgia Tech baseball program saw senior Wade Bailey and two 2018 signees get drafted in the final 30-rounds.
The Georgia Tech baseball team saw star catcher Joey Bart selected with the second overall pick on Monday night and signee Logan Simmons selected in the sixth round on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the program saw three additional players selected in Wednesday’s final 30-rounds.
Signee: RHP Reese Olson – Milwaukee Brewers (13th round):
The Brewers took a flyer on Olson in the 13th round on Wednesday night knowing there’s a chance he’ll honor his commitment to Tech and not sign. A 6-foot-1, 155-pound right hander, Olson possesses a fastball that sits in the high-80s to low 90s according to Perfect Game but could pick up more speed as he grows into his body and adds more muscle. At this point, it’s expected that Olson will honor his commitment to Tech but the Brewers may offer Olson an over the slot deal in attempt to entice him into signing.
Signee: LHP Luke Bartnicki – Arizona Diamondbacks (29th round):
Considered as one of the top-200 prospects in this year’s MLB Draft by MLB.com. Bartnicki could’ve truly gone in the first ten rounds of this year’s draft however his strong commitment to Tech caused teams to be weary of taking the 6-foot-3, 210-pound left hander out of Marietta, Georgia. He’ll take the honor of being drafted but will definitely be enrolling at Tech and could be a great addition to the rotation next season.
SR INF Wade Bailey – Los Angeles Angels (33rd round):
Despite having a highly productive career as a four-year starter with the Yellow Jackets, Bailey fell all the way to the 33rd round on Wednesday before the Los Angeles Angels drafted him. Bailey this past season hit .339/.420/.430 for the Jackets with two home runs and 31 RBI. His smaller frame of 5-foot-9, and 180-pounds most likely pushed him down draft boards as well as his lack of power. Bailey will have the choice to either sign with the Angels or end his baseball career which is the route some collegiate seniors go when drafted in the lower rounds.