Oregon State catcher and likely #1 MLB Draft pick Adley Rutschman’s trophy case got a little fuller on Wednesday.
At about noon, the Pac-12 released the All-League teams for the year. Rutschman was a first team selection. Rutschman was also the Pac-12 Player of the Year, league batting champion, and co-defensive player of the year along with Maverick Handley of Stanford.
The Golden Spikes Award (the Heisman of baseball, for the uneducated) also released their list of four finalists for this year’s award. The other finalists are Andrew Vaughn of Cal, JJ Bleday of Vanderbilt, and Noah Song of Navy. The voting body and fans are now able to cast their vote for the winner of the award, which will be announced on June 13th.
Later that night at the Benny Awards (OSU’s student-athlete award show), Rutschman won a few more awards. Rutschman was selected as the baseball team’s MVP and the overall male athlete of the year. The baseball team also won the Male Vintage Benny Award for winning the 2018 national championship
To boot, the MLB Network aired a great little interview piece with the Sherwood product on Tuesday night. Give it a watch to wrap up your evening.
"It's one of those things you dream about... growing up I always wanted to play Major League Baseball."— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) May 29, 2019
Harold Reynolds sits down with @BeaverBaseball's Adley Rutschman, the potential #1 overall pick, leading up to the 2019 #MLBDraft. pic.twitter.com/luMe2W8DKE
The Beavs face Cincinnati in the Corvallis regional on Friday night at 7 PM PT.