Conway, SC - Hanahan and Coastal Carolina alum Seth Lancaster was selected in the 8th round of the Major League Draft on Tuesday afternoon by the Philadelphia Phillies with the 227th overall pick.
Since 2000, Lancaster Is the 14th Chanticleer to be drafted in the top eight rounds that was not drafted out of high school. A Chanticleer has been selected within the first 10 rounds of the Major League draft for 11 consecutive seasons and, with Lancaster, a total of 19 Chanticleers have gone within the first 10 rounds over the same span.
Lancaster had a breakout season in 2018 leading the Sun Belt Conference in homers, walks and total bases. He was also in the top 5 in runs scored, slugging percentage, RBI and stolen bases.
In a phone conversation on Tuesday evening, Lancaster said he planned on reporting to the Phillies facility in Florida over the weekend and finding out his minor league assignment shortly after that.
He ends his 4 years in Conway batting .283 with 34 homers and 134 RBI.
Kevin Woodall Jr., was selected in the 10th round (303rd overall pick) of the Major League Baseball Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals.