Future Oregon Duck Drafted by the Cardinals


Oregon Duck commit, Carson Kelly, was chosen in the second round of the MLB First-Year player draft.  Kelly was picked 86th overall by the defending champion St. Louis Cardinals.  Kelly was the seventh third baseman drafted overall and was the third high school third baseman taken.

Kelly was rated as the top 2012 prospect in the Pacific Northwest and could be tried out as both a pitcher and third baseman.  He currently can reach 92 mph as a pitcher but scouts seem to be more impressed with his hitting ability.  His scouting report on MLB.com expects him to have the kind of power needed from a corner infielder.  When you get to the link, just search for Kelly to see his report.

The MLB draft is currently in the 27th round and it will go up to 40.  Two other members of the incoming Oregon baseball recruiting class have been drafted as well.  In the fifth round, the Philadelphia Phillies drafted outfielder Andrew Pullin.  Pullin comes from Centralia High School in Washington.  He is listed at 6’0” and 185 lbs.

The other future Duck who has been drafted is Joshua Graham.  Graham is a 6’1”, 215 lb catcher from Roseburg Senior High School in Oregon.  Graham was drafted in the 22nd round by the Minnesota Twins.  He was the 670th overall pick.

As of now, no one knows if any of three members will bypass school for the pros.

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