Today is the second day of the 2014 MLB Draft and so far today there have been several Oregon Ducks selected by Major League Baseball teams to begin the dream of playing in Professional Baseball. The Oregon Ducks wrapped up their season last weekend following an exit in the NCAA Tournament in a 3-2 loss to Vanderbilt. There was one future Oregon player selected in the first round yesterday in Alex Jackson, who will now have to decide to play for Oregon or sign a minor league contract with the Seattle Mariners. Key players from the 2014 season were drafted earlier today including Pitchers Tommy Thorpe and Jake Reed.
Right Handed Pitcher Jake Reed who split time between Starter and Closer during his career with the Oregon Ducks was chosen by the Minnesota Twins in the fifth round at pick one-hundred five. Fellow Friday Starter Tommy Thorpe was chosen by the Chicago Cubs in the eighth round with pick number two twenty nine. Other names to watch over the next few days include Catcher Shaun Chase and Second Baseman Aaron Payne. Of course, Thorpe now has a decision to make. He is a junior and can return to Oregon for his Senior season, which I’m sure that Head Coach George Horton would welcome. Of couse, it is also understandable if he signs with Chicago.
The 2014 MLB Draft concludes on Sunday.