Carson Seymour picked by New York Mets in sixth round of MLB Draft

Sophomore pitcher Carson Seymour throws out a pitch in K-State's game against New Mexico at Tointon Family Stadium on March 20, 2021. (Archive photo by Sophie Osborn | Collegian Media Group)

Redshirt sophomore right-handed pitcher Carson Seymour is now the second Kansas State baseball player selected in the 2021 MLB Draft. Seymour was taken by the New York Mets as the 172nd pick in the sixth round.

Seymour only had one true season with the Wildcats before being drafted. After transferring from Dartmouth, he sat out for the 2019 season because of transfer rules and only saw a handful of games in 2020 before the season was canceled.

Seymour’s first full season with K-State was in 2021.

Overall, Seymour finished with a 5-6 record while manning the mound for K-State, earning a 5.59 ERA in 77.1 innings pitched and throwing 82 strikeouts in his career with the Wildcats.

Seymour was also rated as the 95th-best prospect according to MLB Pipeline for this past year’s MLB Draft, but it seems this year was his year to get the call from the big leagues.

Two more Wildcats have a solid shot at getting drafted this year to join Jordan Wicks and Seymour. Those players are sophomore outfielder Dylan Phillips and junior outfielder Zach Kokoska.

Rounds 6-10 of the MLB Draft continue today while rounds 11-20 will take place on Tuesday.

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