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Cleveland Indians Draft Oregon State's Logan Ice

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Oregon State's junior catcher Logan Ice was drafted by the Cleveland Indians organization, with the 72nd pick, at the end of the 2nd round, using a Round B pick in the Indians obtained from the Competitive Balance Lottery.

Ice, 21, was a .279 career hitter at Oregon State, but upped his average to .310 this season, as a switch hitting catcher, who had 7 homers, and was second on the team behind KJ Harrison in hits, RBIs, and doubles. Ice posted a .563 slugging percentage, 3rd best in the Pac-12. This while leading the team in walks. As a catcher.

Ice also played in all 54 of the Beavers' games, starting in 49 of them. He allowed only 1 passed ball all season, and threw out 44% of those who attempted to steal. Those stats resulted in him being named the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, as well as making both the All-Pac-12 First Team and All-Conference Defensive team.

"What really stands out about Logan is his defensive ability," said Brad Grant, Cleveland's Director of Amateur Scouting. "He's an advanced framer (of pitches) and an advanced defender behind the plate. And he put together a very good offensive year."

Here's his highlight video for the draft:

Ice's slotted signing bonus is $892,200, and Grant fully expects to sign Ice.

Andy_Wooldridge@yahoo.com