PBR Draft 100 Spotlight: Seth Lonsway

By Nathan Rode
National Supervisor

LHP Seth Lonsway (Celina HS, OH) is an athletic at 6-foot-2, 192 pounds and was one of the most dominant arms in Ohio’s 2017 class. As a rising junior at the 2015 Future Games, he showed an easy, loose delivery and mid-80s fastball. By the spring, he was sitting 90-93 mph and touching 94 with his fastball.

Seth Lonsway

Class of 2017 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2017
    Commitment: Ohio State
  • Primary Position: LHP
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Celina
    State: OH
  • Summer Team: Lima Locos
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 200lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Scouting Report

Game Report: Athletic 6-foot-2, 192-pound lefty is one of the most dominant arms in the 2017 class. I have seen Lonsway throw a handful of times, and the southpaw just gets better and better each outing. Facing the back-to-back state champion Defiance, Lonsway was dominant, allowing just two hits while striking out nine in a 1-0 shutout victory. The fastball sat 91-93, touching 94 mph a couple times, including once from the stretch. The southpaw settled in at 90-92 from the 3rd inning on. The fastball shows natural run to the arm-side. To go along with the 4-seamer, Seth has a 2-seam fastball that he was throwing with good movement at 84-86 mph. The offspeed offerings include a curveball and a slider. The curve, which can be seen at the 1:16 mark was 73-74 with good depth and 12/6 action. The slider, which can be seen at the 9-second mark, can be a filthy out-pitch for the smooth throwing lefty. Lonsway, an Ohio State commit, could be the top draft prospect for the Buckeye State and today he showed exactly why.

6-foot, 165-pound athletic frame. On the mound the southpaw has a slow tempo delivery with good direction. Throws from a high-¾ slot with his fastball sitting 83-85 mph with arm-side run. He uses a breaking ball with good depth and 12/6 action at 69-70 mph. Seth did showcase a slider with side-to-side action and late break at 72 mph. Three-pitch lefty that was impressive and will be interesting to see how he progresses. One to keep an eye on. 

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