OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Davis Schwab became the 33rd former Johnson County Community College baseball player to be selected in the MLB Draft on Wednesday, June 5.
Schwab, a senior left-handed pitcher at Missouri State University, was selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 37th round with the 1,117th pick overall. He was the second Bear taken in the draft. Drafted players have until July 15 to sign with their prospective clubs.
Schwab turned in a strong senior campaign for Missouri State, making nine starts and 19 total mound appearances. He logged career-bests for wins (3), innings pitched (60.0) and strikeouts (68), finishing the season with a 3-5 overall mark. Schwab was rated among the Missouri Valley Conference's top 10 hurlers in fewest hits allowed (5th), opponent batting average (8th), ERA (9th), and strikeouts (10th) during league play, going 2-1 with a 3.21 ERA in MVC action.
For his MSU career, Schwab posted a 5-6 record in 33 total mound appearances over his two-year stint with the Bears.
Schwab played for JCCC Hall of Fame head coach Kent Shelley during the 2017 campaign after transferring from Kansas State University. He posted an 8-2 record and an ERA of 2.56. He led the team with six complete games, including two shutouts, and was second on the staff with 77 strikeouts. His six complete games tied for the lead in the conference, and ranked sixth nationally. He also ranked third in the conference in ERA and tied for fifth in wins. Schwab was selected first-team All-Kansas Jayhawk Conference and twice was selected as the conference pitcher of the week, earning the honors in weeks eight and 11.
His freshman season at K-State Schwab appeared in four games logging 3.1 innings. He was named to the Big 12 Commissioner's honor roll.
Schwab is the son of JCCC head women's soccer coach Jim Schwab.