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Beau Philip Drafted 60th Overall by the Atlanta Braves

The Beavers shortstop jumped up draft boards right into the end of the second round.

John Severs

With the 60th overall pick of the MLB Draft, the Atlanta Braves have selected Oregon State shortstop Beau Philip.

Philip only spent one season with the Beavers after transferring from San Joaquin Delta College, but he made a big impact. It’s hard to replace a player like Cadyn Grenier, but Philip excelled both offensively and defensively. Philip finished second on the team in hits, behind only Adley Rutschman. He was also capable of providing power on occasion, with 14 doubles and 5 home runs.

Philip was an Honorable Mention for the Pac-12’s All Defensive Team, and finished the season with 54 putouts and 86 assists, for a .959 fielding percentage.

Philip could still return to OSU, but it is unlikely considering how high he was picked. Follow Building The Dam for more updates throughout the MLB Draft