#3 Reliever: Logan Onda, Harrisonburg

Logan Onda throwing UTSASo we’re into the top three!

According to ATVL, the 3rd best reliever in the 2014 Valley League season is Harrisonburg’s Logan Onda! He’s the THIRD Turk on this list, showing that the team from the ‘Burg had an outstanding bullpen in 2014.

Onda, a 6-foot righthander from Texas-San Antonio, threw exceeding well for the Turks. He went 5-1, 1.30, with a .158 batting average against, 0.866 WHIP, 2.9 BB/9, and 8.8 K/9 in 27 2/3 innings pitched. He did not start a single game, although that doesn’t mean he didn’t have marathon outings; he threw 6 innings in relief on June 13th against Strasburg, and 4 innings July 14th against Waynesboro. He struck out 15 batters in those 10 innings, by the way.

Logan has also shown the ability to improve; he has performed better every year in college. Currently a senior, Logan went 0-4, 7.34 as a freshman, along with 55 hits, 27 walks, and 33 strikeouts in 38 1/3 innings.

He was better as a sophomore, going 1-2, 5.02 in 42 2/3 innings, while allowing 60 hits, 4 walks, and striking out 18. (It almost looks like Logan pitched to contact, as his strikeout rate (and walk rate, to be fair) plummeted, from 7.8 as a freshman to 3.8 as a sophomore (walk rate went from 6.4 to 0.8).

That all changed in his junior year, however. Check it out: 3-2, 2.32, 8 saves, 61 2/3 innings, 57 hits, 11 walks, 54 strikeouts. He put it all together in 2014! (That’s good for a 1.6 BB/9 and 7.8 K/9, by the way.)

Time will tell if Logan takes another step forward this year. If he improves on such an excellent junior season, don’t be surprised if he’s drafted come June!

Congrats on the excellent summer, Logan!

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