Oct. 15, 2010
CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State baseball 2010 recruiting class, currently on campus participating in fall workouts, has been rated as the 14th-best nationally by Baseball America on Friday.
The publication ranked the top 25 classes in the nation, and the Pacific-10 Conference dominated the rankings, placing six programs in the top 25. Only the Southeastern Conference, which has eight teams in the top 25, can claim more spots than the Pac-10.
The ranking is the second such top 15 mark for the Beavers’ recruiting class in less than a month. Collegiate Baseball has the class as 12th-best nationally.
The ranking also assures that each of Marty Lees’ classes have been ranked by each publication since he assumed recruiting coordinator duties after the 2007 season.
Oregon State has four players who were selected by MLB clubs in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft but who did not sign. Among those players are Jake Rodriguez (11th round), Dan Child (48th round), Adam Duke (16th round) and Ben Wetzler (15th round).
The Beavers also have the services of Garrett Nash, who returns to the club after a two-year hiatus for a mission. He was a fourth-round selection in the 2007 draft and was re-selected last year in the 39th round.
Other Beavers mentioned by Baseball America include infielder/outfielder Brian Stamps, pitcher Scott Schultz, infielder/pitcher Cam Booser and infielder Brandon Defazio.
Baseball America has capsules evaluating each top 25 program available on www.baseballamerica.com, but it is for subscribers only.
Baseball America’s Top 25 Recruiting Classes
2. Louisiana State
4. San Diego
7. Georgia Tech
10. Cal State Fullerton
13. North Carolina
14. Oregon State
15. Oklahoma State
16. Southern California
17. San Diego State
19. South Carolina
22. Mississippi State