Add Trever Morrison to the list of former Beavers who will be getting paid to play at the professional ranks next season.
After being selected with the 351st overall pick in the 12th round during June's MLB Draft by the Milwaukee Brewers, Oregon State shortstop Trever Morrison has decided to forgo his final season of eligibility and turn pro. The decision comes over a week before the July 15th deadline, when players must officially decide whether to return to school or not.
A three-year starter for the Beavers, Morrison played in 149 games during his stay in Corvallis, manning the left side of the infield like a seasoned veteran. During his most recent junior campaign, the 6', 175 pounder, hit .284 with 26 RBI's, including one home-run, five triples and ten doubles in 50 games of action.
Morrison now joins four of his Oregon State teammates from this spring's roster who have moved onto playing beyond the college ranks. Right-handed pitcher Travis Eckert is the lone senior of the group, that includes the likes of catcher Logan Ice, pitcher John Pomeroy and infielder Caleb Hamilton. Ice, the reigning Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, was the highest drafted from the team, being selected with the 72nd overall pick back in June.
Morrison's immediate destination still remains widely unknown but the Brewers organization does have minor-league affiliates in Colorado Springs (AAA), Biloxi (AA), Brevard County (Adv. A), Wisconsin (A) and Helena (Rookie). For the Beavers, early frontrunners to fill Morrison's shoes at the shortstop position for next season look to be sophomore infielders Cadyn Grenier and Nick Madrigal.