Pitt C Tatem Levins Drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the Eighth Round
The Seattle Mariners drafted junior Pitt catcher Tatem Levins at the No. 246 pick in the eighth round of the MLB Draft Monday.
Our 8th round selection is in…
With the 246th pick of the 2022 #MLBDraft, we have selected @TatemLevins (C) out of @Pitt_BASE. #SeaUsRise pic.twitter.com/PIUbHuxHQD
— Mariners Player Development (@MsPlayerDev) July 18, 2022
Levins played three seasons at LaSalle before the school cut the program. He won Atlantic-10 Rookie of the Year in 2019 and made the All-Atlantic 10 Second-Team and ABCA/Rawlings Second Team in 2021.
He started and played in 56 games in 2022 for the Panthers. He also lead the team with a .321 batting average, 16 home runs, 56 RBIs, 68 hits, 56 extra base hits, .613 slugging percentage, 1.048 OPS. and 12 HBP. Levins’ performance for the Panthers helped them to their second ever appearance in the ACC Tournament semifinals, defeating both Georgia Tech and Louisville to progress beyond pool-play.
Levins becomes the 94th player drafted under head coach Mike Bell and the 65th draft pick in Pitt history. He is the highest draft pick since the Houston Astros drafted RJ Feure in the sixth round of the 2018 MLB Draft.
The Mariners made Levins their second ever player drafted out of Pitt, as they drafted Danny Lopez in the 17th round of the 2010 MLB Draft.