Oregon State announced Saturday morning that former Beaver right handed pitcher Drew Rasmussen officially signed with the Milwaukee Brewers organization after being drafted in the sixth round of the MLB Draft earlier this month.
Rasmussen had a career ERA of 2.65 with a 14-5 record in 170 innings pitched at Oregon State. He struck out 150 batters with two saves.
We’ve talked quite a bit about Rasmussen and what he’s been through with injuries in the past. Here’s an excerpt from a post our own Marcus Russell wrote when Rasmussen was selected by the Brewers a few weeks ago.
For those who don’t know much about Drew Rasmussen’s story, the guy has been through a lot. He threw the only perfect game in OSU history, a 103 pitch effort against Washington State during his freshman campaign and was selected by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 1st round of the 2017 MLB Draft; after coming back from his first Tommy-John surgery. Prior to his freshman season Rasmussen was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 39th round of the 2014 MLB draft.
Unfortunately, Rasmussen’s arm was not fully healthy at the end of last season and he was forced to undergo a second Tommy-John surgery and did not sign with the Tampa Bay Rays. Rasmussen has always been an amazing leader and example for the Beavers and he spent this season recovering.
Now as he prepares to begin his pro career, we wish him good luck and hope that his arm is fully recovered.