John Kuchno
John  Kuchno


Ellicott City, Md.

High School:
St. Paul's

Last College:
Wake Forest

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 210



John Kuchno Signs With Pittsburgh Pirates

18th-round draft pick finished 2012 tied for second in the Big Ten with eight wins


Buckeyes in Summer Ball Update

Five Buckeyes named all-stars in respective leagues


Buckeyes Head Out for Summer Ball

18 Buckeyes are playing in collegiate summer leagues


John Kuchno, Tyler Hollick and Jacob Post Selected in 2012 MLB Draft

Kuchno finished 2012 tied for second in the Big Ten with eight wins


Ohio State Edged by Top-Seeded Purdue, 5-4

Buckeyes take on Nebraska in an elimination game at 12:05 p.m. Friday

Coach Greg Beals: "John has tons of ability and continues to make improvements to his pitch quality and consistency. When he figures it out he will be really good. John is a great student-athlete who will compete for a rotation spot."

2011 (Freshman): Appeared in 10 games, making seven starts ... went 1-4 with a 6.68 ERA in 31.0 innings pitched ... struck out one in a scoreless inning against Northwestern (4/2) ... struck out five over 3.0 innings in start against Miami (4/6) ... allowed one earned over 4.0 innings against Akron to pick up first career win (4/13) ... gave up one earned while striking out three in 5.0 innings against Oklahoma State (5/11) ... named Academic All-Big Ten and an OSU Scholar-Athlete.

St. Paul's/Wake Forest: John attended Wake Forest as a freshman in 2009-10 ... after he grew four inches during his year at Wake Forest, he was pitching well in a showcase event in Indianapolis that was attended by Ohio State assistant coach Mike Stafford ... he visited Ohio State on his way home from Indiana and accepted Ohio State's invite to join the team ... played only one year of high school baseball at St. Paul's ... also lettered two years in basketball ... is majoring in political science and journalism.

Personal: John is the son of Vicki and John Kuchno, and he has one sister, Mary Beth.