Virginia Tech's Ian Seymour Selected 57th Overall by Tampa Bay in the 2020 MLB Draft

By: Tim Thomas | @TimThomasTLP | Jun 11, 2020
Photo Credit: Dave Knachel/Virginia Tech Athletics

Ian Seymour has put together an impressive three-year career on the mound for Virginia Tech and tonight, his professional career began.

Ian Seymour was selected 57th overall (2nd round) of the 2020 MLB Draft by the Tampa Bay Rays. Seymour is now the seventh Hokie to be selected in the first 60 picks of the MLB Draft and first since Joe Saunders was selected 12th overall in the 2002 MLB Draft.

Seymour put together an impressive career at Virginia Tech finishing with a 10-8 record, 3.83 ERA, .243 opposing batting average, and 191 strikeouts in only 159.2 innings.

The Massachusetts native also seemed on his way to a potentially all-time Hokie great season prior to the early ending as he was 3-0 with a 2.21 ERA, a .181 opposing batting average, and 40 strikeouts in only 20.1 innings. That earned Seymour All-American recognition for the shortened campaign.

Seymour was selected by a Tampa Bay Rays organization with strong Blacksburg connections as their general manager is Erik Neander, a graduate of Virginia Tech. Neander recently earned the 2019 MLB Executive of the Year award, the highest single-season honor for someone in his profession.

We will have more as this story develops.