The Milwaukee Brewers have selected Oregon State pitcher Drew Rasmussen with the 185th overall pick in the 2018 MLB draft.
6 (185): @Brewers select Oregon State (OR) RHP Drew Rasmussen. https://t.co/6os1xaQBcc #MLBDraft— MLB Draft Tracker (@MLBDraftTracker) June 5, 2018
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.
The big question on everyone’s mind is how healthy is Drew Rasmussen’s arm? He has electric stuff when healthy and is one of the most talented pitchers Oregon State has ever seen. It’ll be interesting to see how Rasmussen’s physical goes with Milwaukee and if he decides to sign with the Brewers or not. Stay tuned, but for now huge congratulations are in order for Rasmussen, he deserves nothing but health and good luck for the rest of his career.