Ryan Gorton Selected In 31st Round Of MLB Draft By Oakland
June 6, 2012
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State senior catcher Ryan Gorton has been selected in the 31st round (949th overall) by the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday in the MLB First-Year Player Draft.
Gorton played four seasons for the Beavers and amassed 61 games in the field, batting .281 with five doubles and 21 RBI. He also saw significant time on the mound, appearing in 46 games, with six starts, where he went 6-3 with a 4.41 earned run average in 87 2/3 innings.
Additionally, three Oregon State signees have been selected thus far. Taken in the third round by Philadelphia (125th overall) was infielder Zach Green from Jesuit High School in the Sacramento area. Left-handed pitcher Mason Felt (Hebron Christian Academy in Georgia) was taken in the fifth round (172nd overall) by Cincinnati.
Infielder Dylan LaVelle was an 18th-round selection (574th overall) by Detroit on Wednesday.
Gorton is the third Oregon State player to be taken by Oakland in MLB Draft history and the first since Ryan Ortiz in the sixth round in 2009.
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