No doubt its been a tumultuous week for the Oregon State Beaver baseball program. Adley Rutschman goes #1 in the MLB Draft. Pat Casey says no thanks to returning as head coach. Scott Barnes says he will go on a national search to find a replacement. Both Pat Bailey and Nate Yeskie could be considered. Stay tuned on that. Meanwhile, seven OSU players have been drafted. Let's go through them....their 2019 records and where they may be headed:
ADLEY RUTSCHMAN- The first Oregon State Beaver to be the first overall pick in the draft. The Baltimore Orioles said he can be a franchise player. Orange and black so that is an easy transition for Adley. His 2019 numbers are off the charts: a .411 batting average. 17 homers 57 RBI's ....76 walks.....38 K's and a fielding percentage of .989. Most observers believe he will be with the Big Legue club by 2021.
BEAU PHILIP- The junior shortstop from Sacramento was the 60th player taken in the draft. The Atlanta Braves select him in the second round. His 2019 numbers: He hits .311 with five homers 31 RBI's and 14 doubles.
GRANT GAMBRELL- The 6'4 225 pound right handed pitcher from Clovis, California was the 80th player taken in the draft. A 3rd round selection by the Kansas City Royals. His 2019 stats...5-3 with a 2.83 ERA. 80 strikeouts in 70 innings.
BRANDON EISERT- The LHP was taken in the 18th round by the Toronto Blue Jays. The 537th player taken in the draft. Eisert is an alum of Aloha High School in Beaverton. This season, the junior had tremendous numbers: 8-2 with a 2.03 ERA. 74 strikeouts in 62 innings pitched.
BRYCE FEHMEL- The senior from Agoura Hills, California was taken in the 21st round by the San Francisco Giants. Fehmel like Ritschman goes to a team that features Orange and Black. He was the 626th players selected. He went 33-8 in his four years in Corvallis.
TYLER MALONE- The San DIego Padres take the infielder/outfielder in the 27th round. He was the 803rd player taken. Malone is a junior from Roseville, California. He made the College World Series all-tournament team in 2018. He did stuggle offensively in 2019 hitting .213
DYLAN PEARCE- The senior from Crater High School in Central Point was taken in the 31st round by the St.Louis Cardinals. Dylan came on strong this season. He was the 935th player taken in the draft. His 2019 numbers: 3-2 with a 3.34 ERA
Some of the juniors selected may elect to return to Corvallis. The new coach will have a lot of new faces in 2020.