Stefen Romero Selected By Seattle In MLB First-Year Player Draft

June 8, 2010

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State infielder Stefen Romero has been selected by the Seattle Mariners in the 12th round (372nd overall) of the 2010 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday.

Romero is Oregon State's seventh selection, behind fifth-rounder Tyler Waldron (Pittsburgh), sixth-rounder Greg Peavey (New York Mets), seventh-rounders Kraig Sitton (Colorado) and Josh Osich (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim) and eighth-rounders Tanner Robles (Cincinnati) and Kevin Rhoderick (Chicago Cubs).

The selection is the first of Romero's career.

Romero recently completed his junior campaign and second year with the Beavers, a season that saw him selected to the All-Pac-10 First Team after batting .326 in 48 games, all starts. He led the Beavers with 13 home runs and drove in 41 while posting 10 doubles and a triple. He also posted a slugging percentage of .603.

In two years with the Beavers, Romero has batted .307 in 103 games, all starts, while posting 28 doubles, four triples and 18 home runs. He has driven in 92 and is 6-for-7 in stolen base attempts.

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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