In what has become an annual tradition for the Oregon State coaching staff, the MLB signing deadline is today-- which means a waiting game to see if current players and recruits decide to make the jump to the majors. The deadline is 9:00 PM Pacific tonight.
For the sake of simplicity in this thread, we will only be keeping track of players that could return/go to Oregon State this season.
Of those 11 drafted players that could return or start their careers at OSU next spring, four of them have signed. Those are Sam Gaviglio, Brian Stamps, Carter Bell, and Brandon Martin.
Sam Gaviglio is currently playing with the Batavia Muckdogs in the St. Louis farm system. He has yet to appear in a game for the Muckdogs. Brian Stamps is playing in Kissimmee, Florida in the Atlanta system. He's batting .192 with 6 RBI's in 34 games.
Carter Bell is in the Northwest League playing for the Yakima Bears, a Class A Short-Season affiliate of the Diamondbacks. He's hitting .259 with 10 RBI's in 29 games for the Bears. And last but not least is Brandon Martin, who is playing for the GCL Rays in Port Charlotte, Florida. Martin is hitting .250 with 3 RBI's in 15 games.
Below is the complete list of our eligible to return/sign draftees. We will keep the list updated throughout the day with who has signed.
Collegiate Selections (in order of selection)
C Andrew Susac, 2nd round, 86th overall, San Francisco Giants (signed)
RHP Sam Gaviglio, 5th round, 170th overall, St. Louis Cardinals (signed)
LHP Josh Osich, 6th round, 207th overall, San Francisco Giants (signed)
OF Brian Stamps, 24th round, 746th overall, Atlanta Braves (signed)
3B Carter Bell, 29th round, 874th overall, Arizona Diamondbacks (signed)
RHP Taylor Starr, 37th round, 1,118th overall, Cleveland Indians
Oregon State Signee Selections (in order of selection)
IF Brandon Martin (Corona, California) 1st round supplemental, 38th overall, Tampa Bay Rays (signed)
LHP/OF Jace Fry (Beaverton, Oregon) 9th round, 286th overall, Oakland Athletics
OF Jordan Dunatov (Scottsdale, Arizona) 14th round, 422nd overall, Pittsburgh Pirates
LHP Carlos Rodriguez (Kapiolei, Hawaii) 20th round, 626th overall, Atlanta Braves
IF/C Nate Esposito (Granite Bay, California) 46th round, 1,396th overall, Oakland Athletics
Once again, the signing deadline hits at 9:00 PM on the West Coast.