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October 22, 2013
Baseball recruiting class ranks #5
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Baseball America has ranked the 2013 Oregon State recruiting class as the fifth best in the country, it was announced on Tuesday. The class is currently on campus.
The Beavers have their sixth top 25 class since the team's 2006 national title, and it's Oregon State's third to rank in the top 10.
Oregon State has four players who have spurned MLB Draft selections and who are currently on campus. 2013 selections include right-handed pitchers Jake Thompson (34th round, Chicago Cubs) and Chandler Eden (36th round, Miami) as well as infielder Trever Morrison (38th round, Boston). 2011 selection Michael Howard (21st round, Minnesota) who comes into the program as a transfer from Yavapai Junior College and who is listed as both a pitcher and outfielder.
The Beavers are the highest ranked Pac-12 Conference club on the list.
Oregon State has six incoming student-athletes who played at the prestigious Area Code Games in 2012, including Eden and Morrison. Eden ranked 70th on the list of 2013 draft-eligible players (including college) by Baseball America, while Morrison was ranked 139th.
Other players listed by Baseball America include catcher Logan Ice, infielders Billy King and Tyler Mildenberg, utility player Dan James and right-handed pitchers Kevin Flemer and John Pomeroy.
The Beavers scrimmage for the final time this fall on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Goss Stadium. It is open to the public.
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