MLB Draft: Drafted in the 29th round by Arizona Diamondbacks (879th overall) in 2018 but chose to attend Tech.
Before Tech: A left-handed pitcher, Bartnicki is ranked the No. 1 overall left-handed pitcher in the state of Georgia and the No. 6 overall prospect for the class of 2018 by Perfect Game … He is also ranked the No. 3 overall left-handed hurler and No. 19 overall nationally by Perfect Game in the class of 2018 … A 2017 Perfect Game Underclassmen All-American First Team selection and a 2016 PG Underclassmen All-American High Honorable Mention honoree, Bartnicki played this summer at the 2017 Perfect Game All-American Classic in San Diego, Calif. and in the Under Armour All-American Game at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Ill. … Named a Showcase Top Prospect at the 2017 National Showcase, the lefty helped guide his summer team to team titles in 2016 at the 16U PGEvoshield Classic, the WWBA 2018 Grads or 16U National Championship Qualifier, the 16U WWBA memorial Day at LakePoint and at the 2015 PG Elite Underclass Championship … A member of countless all-tournament teams, including the 2017 PG Summer Showdown Protected by G-Form, the 2017 WWBA 17U National Championship, the 2017 WWBA 17U National Championship Qualifier and both the 18U and 17U 2017 Perfect Game-East Cobb Invitational events … A four-year letterwinner in both baseball and swimming at Walton High School … He led Walton High School to a Region 4-AAAAAA championship in 2017 after winning the state championship in 2016 … A 2017 MaxPreps Underclass All-American, Bartnicki went 10-1 his junior season to earn Marietta Daily Journal/Cobb County Pitcher of the Year and Georgia Dugout Club Preview Magazine Class AAAAAAA All-State Team honors … Threw two no-hitters in high shool … Set the Walton school record for most strikeouts in a s eason (101) … Was also an accomplished sprinter in swimming, finishing as a captain his senior year … helped the team to a state championship in 2016.
Personal: Full name is Luke David Bartnicki … Born Jan. 7, 2000 … Son of Christy and David Bartnicki … Has two brothers — Adam (18) and Ethan (14) … Chose Georgia Tech because of the athletic programs, its academics and being in midtown Atlanta.
Coach Danny Hall on Bartnicki: “Bartnicki is one of the elite left-hand pitchers in the country that won a regional championship last year and a state championship in 2016 at Walton. He has been up at 94-95 and was in the PG All-American Classic game this summer.”