Susac, Gaviglio Ranked In Top 100 Of Baseball America Draft Prospects
Jan. 13, 2011
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State junior right-handed pitcher Sam Gaviglio and sophomore catcher Andrew Susac are ranked in the top 100 of Baseball America's collegiate draft prospects for the 2011 season.
Susac is ranked 23rd among all collegiate players, and second among catchers, while Gaviglio, a native of Ashland, Ore., is No. 60.
Susac is a draft-eligible sophomore and batted .260 as a freshman last season, posting four doubles, two home runs and 13 runs batted in. He was named as the No. 5 prospect in the Cape Cod League after the summer by Baseball America.
He has been selected in the MLB First-Year Player Draft once, in 2009, as a 16th-rounder by the Philadelphia Phillies.
Gaviglio, like Susac, has also spurned the pro ranks once already after being selected in the 40th round in 2008 by Tampa Bay. For Oregon State, and Gaviglio, that has been a wise choice as the right-hander went 10-1 with a 2.73 earned run average and was named a consensus Freshman All-America.
Over two seasons with the Beavers, Gaviglio is 13-5 with a 4.16 ERA, three saves and 100 strikeouts in 125 1/3 innings of work.
The Baseball America draft list takes into account only collegiate players eligible for the 2011 draft. OSU has three players on BA's high-school draft prospects list (those who signed in November). They are: Brandon Martin (No. 42), Michael Conforto (No. 57) and Dylan Davis (No. 68).
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