Brian Stamps will not return to Oregon State for his senior season, having signed with the Atlanta Braves. (Photo by RVM)
Brian Stamps won't be back at center field for the Beavers next season. The Oregon State junior, drafted in the 24th round (746th overall) of the Major League Baseball draft two weeks ago by Atlanta, has signed with the Braves, and will forego his senior season to play professionally. Stamps batted .271 with 23 RBI's for the Beavers this year.
Senior Parker Berberet's career will also continue, as the Beaver catcher/first basemen signed with the Milwaukee Brewers today after being selected in the 25th round (761st overall) of the MLB draft. Berberet batted .259 with 39 RBI's for the Beavers in the 2011 season.
The other news in Beaver baseball today came from tweets made by Perfect Game USA's Kendall Rogers, who said that head coach Pat Casey is one of four candidates for the Cal State Fullerton job. The other candidates are Rick Vanderhook, Jason Gill, and Andy Lopez.
Rogers followed up that tweet by saying "I still think it's a long shot Casey goes to Fullerton. I think he stays put. But either way, it sounds like he might listen. We'll see."
I find it hard to believe that Casey would go to Fullerton after turning down a "dream job" in Notre Dame a few seasons ago. Time will tell.