Another Oregon State pitcher is getting a shot at the big leagues. Bryant Salgado heard his name called Tuesday morning, with the Houston Astros picking up the Beaver reliever in the 14th round of the 2021 MLB Draft with the 418th overall pick.
Salgado is the third Beaver selected in this year’s draft. All three have been pitchers, with Kevin Abel headed to Cincinnati and Chase Watkins joining the Cubs. Salgado has only spent one year with Oregon State, but looked impressive in his 23 appearances in 2021. He threw for 26.2 total innings, and put up a 1.01 ERA and a 1.125 WHIP.
That was enough to give Salgado a 3-0 record, and it looked like he could become a mainstay of the Beavers rotation for the next couple seasons. It looks like now he may be taking those talents to the Astros organization.
The MLB Draft continues to do damage to Oregon State’s pitching pool, and with 5 rounds left today there’s still a few more names that could come off the board. Check back for more news throughout the day.