COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State senior right-hander Greg Greve was selected in the 29th round of the 2014 Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft Saturday by the Miami Marlins. In addition, Jacob Niggemeyer, a member of the Buckeyes’ 2014-15 recruiting class, was taken in the 28th round by the Chicago Cubs.
Greve, who was drafted in the 45th round out of high school by the San Francisco Giants, was named third team All-Big Ten in 2014 after going 7-4 with a 3.36 ERA in 85.2 innings pitched over 14 starts. The senior co-captain finished tied for fourth in the conference with seven wins. A Cleveland, Ohio, native, Greve went 5-2 with a 2.47 ERA in 54.2 innings pitched over eight Big Ten starts as a senior and totaled 229.1 innings pitched in his career, ranking 24th on the Ohio State all-time list.
After being named OCC-Central Player of the Year and first team All-Ohio as a junior, Niggemeyer earned the same honors as a senior at Olentangy Liberty, going 9-2 with a 0.53 ERA. The right-hander struck out 88 and also excelled offensively, hitting .350 with 10 doubles and 30 RBI.
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