MLB Draft: Oregon Ducks Pitchers Selected On Day Two

PK Park on Opening Night of the 2016 home season against Illinois State. Justin Phillips, KPNW Sports
PK Park on Opening Night of the 2016 home season against Illinois State. Justin Phillips, KPNW Sports /

Three Oregon Ducks Pitchers were taken on the second day of the MLB Draft including Matt Krook, Cole Irvin, and Steve Nagosek

First was Matt Krook, who was selected by the San Francisco Giants. Krook showed a big arm early during the 2016 season for Oregon, but lost some of his control being relegated to the bullpen to close out the year. Despite the issue, he has more upside at the next level.

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Krook went through Tommy John Surgery in 2014. Before that he was selected by the Miami Marlins with the 35th overall pick. On Friday he was the 125th overall pick to San Francisco. Regardless of whether he decides to begin his professional career or remains with Oregon, he will be close to home.

Shortly after Matt Krook heard his name another Oregon Ducks Starter, Cole Irvin got the call. Irvin was picked by the Philadelphia Phillies with the 137th pick in the 5th Round on Friday. The regular Friday Starter for much of his career as an Oregon Duck, Irvin also spent a year on the sideline from Tommy John Surgery, but rebounded to have a solid season in 2016.

The Phillies like what the see with Cole Irvin calling him a high probability big leaguer. He could fit well into their farm system that is still in the process of rebuilding in an attempt to get back to the Playoffs and the World Series. With a team of aging Veterans, Philadelphia could use Irvin as someone to build a pitching staff with or even around from what it sounds like.
Stephen Nagosek also did not have to wait long on Friday. He was chosen by the Boston Red Sox in the 6th Round with the 178th pick. Nagosek has the most upside and proved himself as a Closer in 2016. He was on numerous Watch Lists throughout the season.

Players have until May 25th to decide if they want to go Professional or Return to school. In some cases a player who feels they have done all they can at the college level will move on, as far as these three talented pitchers for Oregon I wish them luck in their decision, wherever it may lead them.