Adalberto Santos Selected By Pittsburgh In MLB First-Year Player Draft

June 8, 2010

Oregon State outfielder Adalberto Santos has been selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 22nd round (657th overall) of the 2010 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday.

Santos is Oregon State's eighth 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), eighth-rounders Tanner Robles (Cincinnati) and Kevin Rhoderick (Chicago Cubs) and 12th-rounder Stefen Romero (Seattle Mariners).

The selection is the third of Santos' career and his second in as many years as the New York native was selected in the 17th round of the 2007 draft by Toronto and in the 35th round in 2009 by San Diego.

Santos recently completed his senior year for the Beavers, where he batted .336 and was named All-Pac-10 First Team, in addition to a Pac-10 Player of the Week honor he earned in the last week of the regular season. Santos led the Beavers with 20 stolen bases and was second on the club with 10 home runs while finishing with 36 runs batted in.

In two seasons with the Beavers, Santos batted .329 in 109 games, 103 of which were starts. He hit 14 home runs, collected 21 doubles, drove in 79 and was 35-of-40 (87.5 percent) in stolen base attempts. He also walked 76 times compared to 70 strikeouts.

Make sure to stay tuned to to find out where further Oregon State players are selected in the 2010 MLB First-Year Player Draft.

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