Tanner Robles Selected By Cincinnati In MLB First-Year Player Draft

June 8, 2010

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State left-handed pitcher Tanner Robles has been selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the eighth round (277th overall) of the 2010 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday.

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

The selection is the second of Robles' career as the Murray, Utah native was selected in the 14th round of the 2007 draft by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Robles, a junior, went 5-4 in 2010, his junior season, and was named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week in late March. He posted an ERA of 3.43 in 14 appearances, all starts, and threw 76 innings, tallying 75 strikeouts.

Through three seasons at Oregon State, Robles is 9-9 with an ERA of 4.45. He has struck out 134 in 147 2/3 innings, while opponents are batting .232 against him.

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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