Lampe and McLain highlight day two of MLB Draft

PHOENIX – Day two of the 2022 MLB Draft was marked by Sun Devil Baseball’s by Joe Lampe selection of the third round and by that of Sean Mc Lain two laps later in the fifth.

Lampe (Cleveland Guards/92nd overall) and Mclain (Los Angeles Dodgers/165th overall) became the 460e and 461st all-time selection for the Sun Devils in the Major League Draft.

ASU and the MLB Draft have shared a special bond since the event began in 1965. ASU has had more draft selections (461) and number one overall (4) than any other school from the country.

Lampe and McLain became the 10e and 11th Sun Devils to be drafted in the first 10 draft rounds in the last five seasons and the 69e and 70e go in the Top 10 since 2000.

Lamp was on the 26th of ASUe selection in the first three rounds of the repechage since 2000.

With the selections of Lampe and McLain, ASU has had at least one top-10 pick in all but four drafts (2017, 2014, 2002, 1970) since the start of the MLB Draft in 1965.

The Sun Devils have been gluttons for talent at shortstop over the years as McLain adds his name to recent MLB draft success out of ASU at the position following the example of Drew Swift (Round 8, 2021), Alika Williams (Round 1, 2020), Colby Woodmansee (Round 5, 2016), Drew Stankiewicz (Round 11, 2014), Deven Marrero (Round 1, 2012), Andrew Romine (Round 5, 2007), Dustin Pedroia (Round 2, 2004 ) and current head coach of the Sun Devil Willie Bloomquist (Round 3, 1999) as part of the illustrious list of the past two decades.

A total of 10 of the last 13 primary starting shortstops (since Bloomquist in 1999) have appeared in the first 15 rounds of the MLB Draft, including eight in the first 8 rounds.

Lampe became the Sun Devil’s third centre-back to appear in the first five rounds of the last five drafts, joining Hunter Bishop (No. 10 overall in 2019) and Gage Canning (5e round in 2018).

Joe Lamp – Redshirt Sophomore – Voltigeur

  • Joe Lamp was a spark plug for the Sun Devils since he stepped onto campus last year and it has continued this season.
  • Lampe had a 21-game hitting streak throughout the season, which was tied for the third-longest at ASU since 2010, as he became only the fourth Sun Devil since 2010 to record a hitting streak. successful streak of 20 games in one season (’10 Riccio Torrez (26), ’21 Sean Mc Lain (23), ’19 Spencer Torkelson (21)).
  • He hit .340 this season (12th in the Pac-12 before the NCAA tournament) and led the way with 60 points – 6th in the Pac-12 before the tournament
  • Lampe was second on the team with 41 RBIs this year.
  • He hit .590 this season – good for 9th in the Pac-12 heading into the NCAA Tournament.
  • He finished with 22 doubles, which was tied for the lead in the Pac-12 heading into the NCAA Tournament and tied for eighth in ASU since 1998.
  • With 22 doubles and 12 homers, he joins his teammate Nate Baez as the first Sun Devils to reach the 20 and 10 mark since Riccio Torrez in 2010 (27 and 1) and the duo are the first pair to do so in the same season since at least 1998.
  • His power numbers were particularly notable as he had 37 extra hits this season (22 doubles, 3 triples, 12 homers) – third in the Pac-12 and just six from the league lead despite not having not participated in the NCAA Tournament. This is particularly notable as he has had 20 for the entire 2021 campaign and he has more than doubled his home run production from last year (13 doubles, 4 trebles, 3 home runs).
  • His 151 total goals were 40e in the country before the NCAA Tournament and third in the league.
  • His 17 stolen bases were fourth in the Pac-12 heading into the tournament.
  • Lampe finished in the league’s Top 10 heading into the NCAA Tournament in runs (60), hits (87), doubles (22), stolen bases (17), triples (3), homers (12) and slugging (. 590). He and Oregon State Pac-12 Player of the Year Jacob Melton were the only Pac-12 players to place in the Top 10 in all seven categories.
  • He made just one error on 149 defensive chances, registering 144 strikeouts and four assists. He was one of 8 Pac-12 players with over 130 defensive chances with one error or less and the only center fielder with such a claim prior to the NCAA Tournament.
  • His 148 strikeouts/assists were third among Pac-12 center defensemen (Arizona’s Mac Bingham (172) and Oregon’s Colby Shade (152)). He was the last of the Pac-12 centers not to make an error, with his only coming in Game 37 of the season, and that remains the fewest among centers in the league.

Sean Mc Lain – Redshirt Sophomore – Infielder

  • Sean Mc Lain was named Pac-12 Player of the Week after a 4-0 week against Santa Clara and a USC sweep after batting .688 and leading the team in runs and RBIs.
  • McLain became a staple in the Sun Devil’s infield and batting order last season en route to being named freshman All-American, Pac-12 All-Conference selection and ABCA All-West Region pick. McLain entered the season as the No. 33 collegiate prospect in the 2022 class, according to Baseball America.
  • McLain had the Sun Devils’ longest on-base streak this season at 22.
  • McLain finished with a .333 average on the year (third on the team) and was fourth on the roster with 34 RBIs.
  • He was second on the team with 57 points heading into the NCAA playoffs—sixth in the Pac 12.
  • McLain walked 21 and a team-best 21 HBP — the most in the Pac-12 and 14th nationally before the NCAA playoffs — giving him a team-best .430 OBP in- above its average of 0.333. The 21 times he was hit by a pitch are the third in ASU since 1998.
  • The second redshirted player was one of ASU’s top two-out hitters with an average of .338 on 24-of-71 hits and was second on the team with 16 two-out RBIs – near the half of his 34 on the year.
  • He was one of ASU’s few reliable options with a third-ranked runner with less than two outs, recording an RBI 14 of 16 times – three more than any other player and a record .875 that led among those with at least seven chances. That’s partly thanks to his five sack flies on the year, which were second in the Pac-12 and Top-65 nationally heading into the NCAA playoffs.
  • McLain has been on 38 of ASU’s 50 double plays this season — good for 5th place in the Pac-12 heading into the NCAA playoffs.
  • He was second in the Pac-12 with 179 defensive passes heading into the playoffs — sixth on the Pac-12 lead.
  • McLain had a 23-game hitting streak as a rookie last season — tied for third most in ASU since 1998 with André Ethier’s 23-game hitting streak in 2003
  • McLain was a Collegiate Baseball News freshman All-American, an ABCA All-West Region first-team selection at second base, and an honorable All-Pac-12 pick.
  • He was second on the team with a .322 average on the year, just outside ASU’s all-time freshman top 10 in the category. McLain led the team in multi-hit games last year with 23. His 10 RBI games finished second on the team. McLain had 17 regular-season doubles, good for sixth in the Pac-12 and finished with 18 on the year — tied for third most in ASU freshman history.
  • He had 48 double plays last season, two more than any other player in the league, including those who qualified for the College World Series and 13 more than any other second baseman.