Greg Peavey Selected In 32nd Round Of MLB Draft By Houston

June 11, 2009

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State sophomore right-handed pitcher Greg Peavey has been selected by the Houston Astros in the 32nd round (971st overall) of the 2009 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Thursday.

Peavey is Oregon State's fifth selection in the 2009 draft, and first of the third day. He is a draft eligible sophomore as his 21st birthday falls within 45 days of the draft.

Peavey joins Ryan Ortiz (sixth round), Jorge Reyes (17th round), Kraig Sitton (17th round) and Joey Wong (24th round) as Oregon State selections in the 2009 draft.

Peavey was a 24th round selection by the New York Yankees in 2007 but did not sign, instead coming to Oregon State, where, through two seasons, he has posted a 6-6 record with a 5.40 earned run average in 28 games, 17 of which have been starts.

In 2009, Peavey was 4-3 with a 5.74 ERA in 62 2/3 innings, where he struck out 42. That followed a freshman campaign that saw the Vancouver, Wash., native posted a 2-3 mark and 4.96 ERA. He threw in 49 innings his first year and struck out 35.

He came to the Beavers from Hudson's Bay High School in Vancouver.

Peavey is the first Oregon State player to be selected by Houston since the Astros took Mark McLemore in the fourth round of the 2002 draft.

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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