College Park was finally represented on the third and final day of the 2022 MLB Draft. The Maryland Terrapins had three players get selected on Tuesday, the first time since 2017 the team had that many get taken.
After a loaded roster exploded for a dominant season, it was evident that multiple players would hear their names get called in Los Angeles at some point during the three-day event. The question was when, and by which teams. Here are the three Terps that got selected.
Ryan Ramsey – Left-Handed Pitcher – Kansas City Royals
Ramsey was the first Terp to hear his name called in this year’s draft as he was taken by the Royals in the 13th round as the 385th overall pick.
The southpaw had plenty to boast about after his 2022 campaign, with the most notable being his perfect game that he tossed in April, the second time a pitcher accomplished the feat in school history.
He posted a 3.22 ERA on the season and finished with an 11-1 record. Though he was the only pitcher to come out of College Park in the draft this year, his numbers may be similar to those from recent Terp pitchers who got selected in past drafts.
Sean Burke finished his final collegiate season with a 3.27 ERA before being drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the third round in 2021. Hunter Parsons was selected by the New York Mets in the 19th round in 2019 after finishing with a 3.45 ERA.
Ramsey winds up being the first ever Terp to be drafted by the Royals.
Troy Schreffler – Outfield – Philadelphia Phillies
Schreffler took a massive step forward in 2022, earning him a selection by the Phillies in the 15th round as the 452nd overall pick.
The outfielder had quite the junior year: compared to the season prior, his batting average increased by 65 points, his slugging percentage went up from the mid-.300s to the mid-.500s, and his on-base percentage reached the .400s.
Through his skyrocketed statistics this season, Schreffler garnered a much greater sample size as he played in 26 more games and got 145 more at-bats his junior year than his freshman and sophomore combined.
A Harrisburg, Pennsylvania native, Schreffler receives a chance to play for his home team.
Chris Alleyne – Outfield – Los Angeles Dodgers
Good things come in threes. At least that’s what they say. As the marathon-esque draft began to dwindle down, Alleyne became the third and final Terp to be drafted this year as the Dodgers took him in the 19th round as the 585th overall pick.
In a season where the fifth-year outfielder stood out in a loaded Terps roster and those who could potentially be taken heading into the draft, Alleyne was handed a ticket to Hollywood as he got picked up in the second-to-last round.
Wearing the illustrious No. 3 on his jersey this season, Alleyne was crowned 2022 Big Ten Player of the Year and finished his Maryland career ranking toward the top in numerous offensive categories.
Out of his five seasons as a Terp, he had the best numbers in his fifth year in hits, home runs, runs batted in, slugging percentage, walks, on-base percentage, games played and at-bats.
Not hearing his name called in last year’s draft and returning to Maryland for an extra season adds additional sweetness to a selection of someone who played a splendid five-year collegiate career.
POST-MLB DRAFT: Free Agent Signing
Maxwell Costes – Infield – Baltimore Orioles
Costes signed with the Orioles as an undrafted free agent Wednesday night, one day after the draft concluded.
A native of Baltimore City and a graduate of the Gilman School, the Maryland first baseman gets a crack at playing for his childhood team after four seasons as a Terp.
With a four-year career containing excellent numbers throughout, Costes ranks second in school history in home runs and walks, as well as third in runs batted in.
His batting average, slugging percentage, and on-base percentage all swayed throughout the four years but remained strong since he arrived at College Park. He did receive the most at-bats, though, in his senior year and finished his final season with a .296 batting average, 16 home runs, 52 runs batted in, and 39 walks.
Signing with his childhood team adds another great chapter to Costes’ already great story.