Four Beavers Taken On Day One Of Baseball Draft
June 7, 2004
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State had four players selected during the first day of the Major League Baseball draft on Monday. Pitcher Andy Baldwin was taken in the fifth round by the Philadelphia Phillies, pitcher Jake Postlewait was taken in the seventh round by the Colorado Rockies, pitcher Kyle Aselton was taken in the 11th round by the Minnesota Twins and pitcher Jared Sanders was taken in the 14th round by the Cincinnati Reds.
The first 18 rounds of the draft were held Monday, with the final 32 rounds scheduled for Tuesday.
Postlewait and Sanders were seniors this past spring. Baldwin was a sophomore and Aselton was a junior, so they could sign professional contracts or return to OSU for the 2005 season.
Baldwin, a righthander, had a 5-5 record and a 5.10 earned run average this spring for Oregon State. He pitched in 16 games, starting 13 of those; in 65 1/3 innings, he allowed 51 runs (37 earned) on 83 hits and 27 walks while striking out 46. He was the 152nd player taken overall.
Postlewait, a lefthander, had an 11-3 record with a 3.72 ERA this spring for Oregon State as he earned All-Pacific-10 first team honors for the second straight season. He pitched in 15 games, starting all of them; in 94 1/3 innings, he allowed 41 runs (39 earned) on 92 hits and 37 walks while striking out 55. He was the 200th player taken overall.
Aselton, a lefthander, had a 0-1 record and one save with a 5.40 ERA this spring for Oregon State. He pitched in 17 games, starting one of those; in 20.0 innings, he allowed 18 runs (12 earned) on 22 hits and 19 walks while striking out 15. He was the 331st player taken overall.
Sanders, a righthander, had a 1-0 record with a 5.16 earned run average this spring for Oregon State and leaves OSU as the school's all-time career leader in saves. He pitched in 23 games, all in relief; in 22 2/3 innings, he allowed 19 runs (13 earned) on 37 hits and eight walks while striking out 16. He was the 408th player taken overall.