Joey Wong Selected In 24th Round Of MLB Draft By Colorado

June 10, 2009

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State junior infielder Joey Wong has been selected by the Colorado Rockies in the 24th round (721st overall) of the 2009 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Wednesday.

Wong is Oregon State's fourth selection in the 2009 draft. He follows Ryan Ortiz, who was selected in the sixth round, and Jorge Reyes and Kraig Sitton, both 17th round selections.

Wong recently completed his junior year with the Beavers, playing in 56 games, starting 55. He batted .255 with eight doubles, three triples, a home run and 30 runs batted in. Wong was 5-for-7 in stolen base attempts.

The 56 games gives Wong 175 in three years for Oregon State, including 162 starts. Through the three years, Wong is batting .262 with 20 doubles, five triples and six home runs. He has walked 80 times and collected 80 RBI.

Wong is the first OSU player to be selected by Colorado since Jake Postlewait went in the seventh round to the Rockies in 2004.

Make sure to stay tuned to osubeavers.com to find out where further Oregon State players are selected in the 2009 MLB First-Year Player Draft.

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