LHP Ben Onyshko, 24th round (718th overall) - Seattle Mariners - Signed $5,000
With their 24th round (718th overall) pick, the Seattle Mariners have selected LHP Ben Onyshko.
Hometown: Winnipeg, Man.
Born: Ottawa, Ont.
Height/Weight: 6’ 1” 210 lbs.
Teams: Stetson University
Coach: Steve Trimper
Past Teams: Vauxhall Academy, Canadian Junior National Team, Winnipeg South Chiefs, Home run Sports/Rookies travel, Team Manitoba.
Past coaches: Pete Dunn, Les McTavish, Greg Hamilton, Morgan Depena, Mike Anderson, Andrew Halpenny and Jon Ali
Twitter Handle: @ben_onyshko
2018 season as a senior with Stetson: 2-1, with 2.70 ERA 2.70 ... Has walked 12 and struck out 42 in 33 1/3 innings ... Held opponents to .217 batting average ... Second on team with 21 pitching appearances, 18 of those out of the bullpen ... Has allowed a run to score in just five of his 20 outings ... Made five appearances in ASUN play, allowing two earned runs ... Saddled with the loss at Florida State after allowing three earned runs on five hits with four walks in just 1 2/3 innings of work in his second start of the year ... Made his first start of the year against FIU, allowing one earned run on three hits with a season-high five strikeouts in four innings of work ... Earned a win in relief against Purdue despite allowing two runs in 1 1/2 innings of work ... Picked up win in season debut, working 2 2/3 innings of relief against Manhattan on opening day, recording four strikeouts in the win.
2017 Honours: Named to the ASUN Academic Honor Roll ... 2016 season _ Named to ASUN Academic team.
Previously drafted: By the Milwaukee Brewers, 16th round in 2014.
2017 summer with Ocean State Waves in the Northeast Collegiate League: Posted a sparkling 5-0 record in seven starts ... Finished the summer with a 2.19 ERA in 37 innings of work with an 54 strikeouts against just 12 walks ... Earned a victory over Plymouth in the playoffs with five innings of three-hit, one-run, work with nine strikeouts.
2017 spring, as a junior with Stetson: Posted 2-4 record with 4.83 ERA in 31 2/3 innings in 16 games on the mound, three as a starter ...Best outing of the year as a starter came against Bethune-Cookman when he worked six innings, allowing two unearned runs on four hits with no walks and a career-high nine strikeouts in a 9-2 Stetson win ... Earned first collegiate save with a scoreless inning at Lipscomb with two strikeouts ... Had six strikeouts in three scoreless innings of relief against Florida State.
2016 summer Ocean State Waves of the New England Collegiate League: Was 2-4 record in nine games, including eight starts ... Worked 30 2/3 innings with a 6.16 ERA ... Recorded 39 strikeouts with 16 walks.
2016 spring as a sophomore at Stetson: Posted 2-1 record with a 4.26 ERA ... Struck out 42 batters while allowing 27 walks ... Allowed 22 runs -- 18 earned, on 43 hits ... Made 15 appearances starting seven games ... Hatters 5-10 in his appearances ... Pitched 38 innings ... Had a season-high eight strikeouts, in five scoreless against New Jersey Tech in five innings ... Pitched five innings and allowed a run on six hits with seven strikeouts against Jacksonville ... Pitched 5 1/3 innings and allowed two runs, one earned, with four strikeouts against USC Upstate.
2015 spring as a freshman, at Stetson: 1-1, 5.09 ERA in 35 1/3 innings in 18 games, six as a starting pitcher ... Walked 14 in 18 innings over his first five starts ... Moved to the role of reliever and found success, making nine of his 13 relief appearances without an earned run ... Picked up his first collegiate victory against Kennesaw State with two hitless innings of relief.
High School: Helped Vauxhall to three straight provincial titles (2010-12) … Was 5-0 with one save and a 1.84 ERA as a junior at Vauxhall ... Pitched for the Canadian Junior National Team for two years, including seven shutout innings with nine strikeouts against the New York Mets Dominican Summer League team … Started for the junior national team against the Toronto Blue Jays in a spring training game … Pitched against the Cuban National Team in Cuba … Struck out 51 batters and walked 17 in 34 1/3 innings … Pitched for Manitoba in the 2013 Canada Games going 2-0 record and 1.53 ERA in 13 2/3 innings … Tossed a no-hitter with 11 strikeouts against Nova Scotia Selects at Canada Games … Fanned a tournament-high 20 batters and walked four … Struck out five batters in three scoreless innings against the Philadelphia Phillies Dominican Summer League team … Fanned five in two innings against the New Bedford Bay Sox of the New England Collegiate Baseball League … Whiffed nine batters in four innings in the Tournament 12 showcase at Toronto’s Rogers Centre.