Oregon State Baseball: 2022 MLB Draft Primer (Latest News)

When Will It Be Held?

  • Round 1 and round 2Β  will be held on July 17-19, 7 ET.
  • The 1st day’s start time is 7 p.m. ET.
  • The 2nd and 3rd day’s start times:Β 2 p.m. ET

Where and How to Watch?

  • It will be held in Los Angeles, California.
  • It will be available to watch on ESPN andΒ  MLB Network

Who is Eligible?

  • If a high school athlete has completed their studies but has not enrolled in college or junior college.
  • College athletes from four-year institutions who are at least 21 years old and have finished their junior or senior year.
  • Regardless of how many years of education they have achieved, Junior College athletes

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Eligible Players Draft

Their names are mentioned below:

  • Ben Ferrer
  • Jake Pfennigs
  • Mitchell Verburg
  • Reid Sebby
  • Joey Mundt
  • Cooper Hjerpe
  • Will Frisch
  • Wade Meckler
  • Matthew Gretler
  • Jake Dukart (Transferred to Texas Tech)
  • Jacob Melton
  • Justin Boyd
  • Gavin Logan
  • Greg Fuchs (Transfer Portal)
  • DJ Carpenter
  • Ryan Brown
  • Braden Boisvert
  • Kyle Dernedde
  • Micah McDowell
  • Brock Townsend
  • AJ Lattery
  • Hunter Cope
  • TJ Wheeler
Eligible Players Draft
Eligible Players Draft

Projections/Thoughts:

Cooper Hjerpe, who I believe to be the top left-handed pitcher in the school, has to be selected in the first round. Jacob Melton, who dominated the Pac-12 this past season, ought to be selected in the first or second round with him. They are both listed in the 30s by Baseball America (#34 and #39). Justin Boyd (#157), Jake Pfennings (#237), Will Frisch (#425), and Wade Meckler (#515) are ranked behind the top two players by Prospects Live. All of those players should be chosen, and the majority of them should choose to accept a contract to play professional baseball, in my opinion.

I believe MLB teams to be interested in Ben Ferrer, Gavin Logan, Brock Townsend, and Ryan Brown among other guys. That means that 10 Beavers may potentially be selected, not to mention newly selected players that Baseball America has ranked as the 17th best in the nation.

Keep a watch out for names like Tyler Gough, Nelson Keijo, Gavin Turley, and Dallas Macias even if I don’t anticipate Oregon State to lose a lot of new prospects to the pros. It will be difficult for the high students to decline an early MLB draught offer and a sizable signing bonus.

To sum up, All four players mentionedβ€”Jake Pfennings, Cooper Hjerpe, Justin Boyd, and Jacob Meltonβ€”should be selected fairly high and will probably begin their careers as professionals. Eight other Beavers/future Beavers will likely be chosen after that, and after some haggling, they will have to decide whether it would be best to take their skills to the lower leagues or return to Corvallis. In either case, it will be thrilling to watch Oregon State’s baseball talents realize their ambitions of playing in the major leagues during the next few days.

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