Ian Seymour got promoted to Triple-A on Sept. 9, a quick rise for the second-round selection by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2020 MLB Draft. Seymour opened his Triple-A career with 10 scoreless innings. On the season, he posted a 4-0 record, 1.95 ERA, 0.81 WHIP and 87 strikeouts in 55.1 innings across three levels of minor league baseball.
A 6-foot, 210-pound left-handed pitcher, Seymour was a legitimate ace for Virginia Tech at the college level. In a pandemic-shortened junior season, he went 3-0 with a 2.21 ERA in four starts.
Playing professionally was a dream of Seymour’s ever since he played in Westborough Little League. His path to Virginia Tech passed through stints with the Worcester Heat, North East Baseball and St. John’s Shrewsbury. In high school, Seymour led St. John’s to a Mass. Interscholastic Athletic Association Super 8 state championship as a senior.
Seymour recently connected with New England Baseball Journal for a Q&A.